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DRR - Inclusion key to resilience

by CBM | gordonrattray | CBM International
Sunday, 8 March 2015 19:38 GMT

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From 14-18 March 2015 the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in Japan. This is the culmination of the process to develop the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

CBM, with partners, has been advocating to ensure the framework is disability-inclusive, and will be participating in several sessions during the conference.

Great progress has been made - Disability stakeholders have been very much involved in the UN process leading to the current draft framework, and the text includes references to disability-inclusion, accessibility and universal design in several key areas. The organisers of the conference have committed to make the event accessible to persons with disabilities.

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