United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

The challenges of graduation in the middle-income countries for the persons with Disabilities

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 1.00 pm — Wed 03 Feb 2021, 1.00 pm
Virtual (New York time)


Fundación ONCE para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad with Economic Comission for Latin-America and Caribean (UNECLAC) and Disability International Alliance (IDA)

Middle-income countries achieved their “graduation” (in terms of per capita income) in the economic growth context. However, this growth has not been equitable, and inequalities have persisted. Persons with disabilities, one of the least favored populations in the development process, are still excluded. To ensure that no one is left behind, strategies must be implemented in the next decade to accelerate the inclusion of persons with disabilities, focusing on middle-income countries, their inequalities and their access to the international financing tools and international cooperation.