Developing Countries: Disability

Department for International Development written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support legislation in developing countries to help disabled people.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Global Disability Summit on 24th July was a landmark moment for disability inclusion with over 170 sets of ambitious commitments from governments, the private sector, multilateral organisations and civil society. Nine national governments committed to passing or formulating new or revised laws to give people with disabilities greater rights. Progress will be monitored and a one-year on progress report produced.

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