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2nd Global Disability Summit at Buenos Aires

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  1. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.

 

2nd Global Disability Summit at Buenos Aires

 

What to study?

For prelims and mains: key features, location, mandate and significance of the summit.

 

Context: 2nd Global Disability Summit is being held at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About the Summit:

The objectives of the summit is to deliberate on issues across the world concerning empowerment and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and to work out a mechanism for enabling them to live an independent and dignified life.

The first-ever Global Disability Summit was held at London, United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. It was hosted by UK Department for International Development (UK DFID), along with the co-hosts International Disability Alliance (IDA) and Government of Kenya.

Mandate: The Global leaders attending the summit express their commitments towards eliminating stigma and discrimination against PwDs and to work towards promoting inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology and innovation in assistive devices, data desegregation etc. for them.

 

Mains Question: OUR UNDERSTANDING OF DISABILITY MUST EXPAND TO INCLUDE PEOPLE WITH INVISIBLE DISABILITIES. EXAMINE.

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