Equality Commission NI and NI Human Rights Commission to establish Disability Forum to inform monitoring of Government’s delivery of UN Disability obligations

The IMNI Disability Forum will involve persons with disabilities and their representative organisations to inform and coordinate actions to support and challenge government to  comply with its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Involvement in independent monitoring is however not a replacement for the direct involvement of disabled people in the work of government.  We call again for the creation of a regional disability forum by the Department for Communities (DfC), as was committed to in the last Programme for Government; and for DfC to ensure the sufficient funding of DPOs and disabled people, to enable their full and effective involvement.

The Equality Commission and the NI Human Rights Commission will be engaging further with stakeholders to establish the IMNI Disability Forum with a membership that is representative of disabled people and their representative organisations: read more

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