The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.
The Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda releases its report this week. In its lead-up, civil society coalitions have submitted sign-on letters to the Panel, highlighting “benchmarks” against which they will evaluate the Panel’s report. This article analyzes several of the letters and links to a full list.
The State of the World’s Children 2013, the annual flagship publication of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), puts forth that “When given a chance, children with disabilities are more than capable of overcoming barriers to their inclusion, of taking their rightful place as equal participants in society and of enriching the life of their communities.”