One year has passed since the Global Disability Summit took place in Oslo, co-arranged by IDA and the governments of Ghana and Norway. To mark the anniversary, we have received greetings from the Minister of International Development and the Director General of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
The GDS was a milestone in the work for the rights of persons with disabilities, with a large number of committments delivered from multilateral donors and civil society as well as from governments. In Norway, a key outcome was Equality for all - Norway’s strategy for disability-inclusive development (2022–2025), to which the Minister of International Development, Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, refers in her greeting:
Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director General of Norad, also refers to the strategy, and makes it clear that the rights of persons with disabilities shall cross-cut all sectors of development cooperation. He also underlines that the abilities of persons with disabilities are crucial if we are to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals:
Want to know more about what happened in February of last year? See our reports on the summit here:
An Inclusive Global Disability Summit. End of Project Report