24 April 2017 // The European Commission answered to the recommendation in Article 9 of the Concluding Observations of the CRPD on Accessibility and published the long awaited European Accessibility Act (EAA). The proposal was first published on 2 December 2015 and now the final vote of the EAA in the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament (IMCO) is scheduled for 25 April 2017.
21 April 2017 // In April, six official country delegations from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan gathered in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for a regional summit to discuss flour fortification as a way to improve the health of their populations, in particular the health of women and children. Representatives were also present from Azerbaijan and Mongolia. The first key message of the event was that flour fortification could achieve tremendous impact at low cost and was highly relevant for each country in attendance.
20 April 2017 // The 2030 Agenda will provide a real opportunity to achieve eradication of poverty for persons with disability, only if its implementation is guided by the CRPD. In order to officially provide recommendations in line with the CRPD, the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, which has been coordinated by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) since November 2016, has prepared an official submission paper to the High-Level Political Platform (HLPF).