‘SDGs crucial for rights of disabled’

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Dec 19, 2017-

Stakeholders have said that support of the government and the private sector was necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to the rights of persons with disabilities. 

The two-day national conference on ‘Disabilities and Sustainable Development Goals’ was organised by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, National Federation of Disabled-Nepal and UNDP in Kathmandu on Monday on the occasion of 26th International Day on Persons with Disabilities. 

The speakers said the goals adopted by SDGs should be fulfilled to bring disabled persons in the mainstream. 

The UN in 2015 had issued the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs. 

Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Bikram Bahadur Thapa said that the ministry has been carrying out activities actively to ensure rights of disabled persons. Secretary at the ministry Ngaindra Prasad Upadhyay said that budget and programme should be linked with sustainable development to achieve the SDGs. 

Saying the constitution has guaranteed the rights of the disabled persons, Joint Secretary at the National Planning Commission Dr Kiran Rupakheti said that collaboration of all sectors was necessary to bring them in the mainstream. 

President of National Federation of Disabled-Nepal Sudarshan Subedi, Director of NGO Federation Nepal Dayasagar Shrestha, Deputy Director of the Save the Children Bandana Risal, among others, stressed government’s crucial role to incorporate disabled persons in every goal of development. 

Published: 19-12-2017 07:56

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