More than 80 people from across organizations and countries attended the side-event organized by DPI at the High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) on 23rd September 2013.

The objective of the side event was to underscore how development is closely linked with social justice and how without addressing disability induced inequalities, it will be difficult to 'leave no one behind' The session which was chaired by H.E Luis Gallegos, Ambassador and PR of Ecuador to the UN and co-chaired by Shuaib Chalklen, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability saw a multitude of speakers from different areas of work such as Dr. Kenji Kuno, Disability Specialist, JICA; Ingo Ritz, Director of Programmes, GCAP; Axel Leblois, President, G3ict; Joshua Goldstein, Principal Director, ACCION; and Voices from the Global South.

Kumari Selja, Hon'ble Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India was the Chief Guest of this side event who also gave the closing remarks.

Click to read the full report of the DPI Side event on 'Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Addressing the Disability Disconnect' (415 KB) Word File