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Global Disability Summit 2022 - Norway

The International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Government of Norway, and the Government of Ghana will host the second Global Disability Summit on 15 - 17 February 2022 (GDS22). The summit will be mainly virtual.

Countdown to the GDS22 event

The Summit will mobilize efforts for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the principle of leaving no one behind and building back better and more inclusive with regards to Covid-19.

The first Global Disability Summit (GDS18), held in 2018 in London, was a historical moment for disability inclusion and the rights of persons with disabilities. GDS18 generated an unprecedented level of focus on and commitment to disability-inclusive development. 171 national governments, multilateral agencies, donors, foundations, private sector, and civil society organisations made 968 individual commitments, each one intended to strengthen and transform disability inclusion. More than 300 governments and organisations signed the GDS18 Charter for Change, encouraging the focused implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The first Global Disability Summit in London in 2018 (GDS18) was game-changing, and we have high ambitions also for the Oslo Summit. Due to Covid-19, the second Summit will be fully virtual but it continues to hold high ambition. The Global Disability Summit 2022 (GDS22) in Oslo will build on the results achieved at the first Summit, to further accelerate much-needed progress towards the fulfillment of the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide.

People with disabilities want equality through access and participation. To obtain lasting change at the country level, we seek collaboration with States, multilateral organisations, and civil society. We seek action and we seek the voices of persons with disabilities themselves.

There will also be a Civil Society Forum, organized by The International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the Atlas Alliance.

 

Additional information

>> Click here to download the brief report on GDS Consultations in PDF
>> Click here to download the brief report on GDS Consultations in WORD
>> Click here to view figures about GDS Consultations - October 2020 to April 2021

 

For questions, please write to summit@ida-secretariat.org