The SFD endorses the Charter on Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action and the related Action Plan, which will be central to the special session on “Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action” at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 in Istanbul.
The charter aims to ensure that the priority to “leave no one behind” is realized through key principles to make humanitarian action more inclusive of persons with disabilities
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 more than 70 individuals representing States, UN agencies and the international civil society community, as well as national and regional organisations of persons with disabilities from various countries. The SFD was proud to be part of the discussions.
By endorsing this Charter, you will commit to render humanitarian action more 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 humanitarian programmes. This Charter is open for endorsement by any State or government, as well as UN agencies and organisation involved in humanitarian context.