Charter on Inclusion
of Persons with Disabilities
in Humanitarian Action

Key principles to make humanitarian action more inclusive of persons with disabilities

About

This Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action has been developed in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit (23 and 24 May 2016, Istanbul) by over 70 stakeholders from States, UN agencies, the international civil society community and global, regional and national organisations of persons with disabilities. By endorsing this Charter, you will commit to render humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities, by lifting barriers persons with disabilities are facing in accessing relief, protection and recovery support and ensuring  their participation in the development, planning and implementation humanitarian programmes. This Charter is open for endorsement by States and governments, UN agencies, organisations involved in humanitarian contexts and organisations of persons with disabilities.

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List of endorsing stakeholders

State

Australia
Belgium
El Salvador
Finland
Germany
Guatemala
Italy
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Republic of Korea
Samoa
Thailand
United Kingdom

Regional body (e.g EU, African Union)

UN Agency

Other International Organization

Network

Non-governmental organization (NGO)

Diakonie Austria
Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
WCP – World Council for Psychotherapy
Yakkum Rehabilitation Center

Organisation representative of persons with disabilities

Unnayan Sangha (US)
Wellassa Organization of Persons with Disabilities (WOPD)

Other

Centre for Disability Research and Policy