A Resilient Future for All: Advancing Disability Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience and Leaving No One Behind
28 November 2023
The UNDP Policy Brief “A Resilient Future for All: Advancing Disability Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience and Leaving No One Behind” recognizes disability inclusion as a fundamental element in building resilient communities and honouring the commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The brief, developed collaboratively with the International Disability Alliance (IDA) through extensive consultations with UNDP practitioners and partners, persons with disabilities and their representative organizations, aims to guide UNDP staff and its partners by providing principles and good practices for disability inclusion in disaster risk reduction and recovery, while promoting inclusive approaches that recognize and address the rights of persons with disabilities and their requirements in all their diversity. The UNDP Policy Brief underlines the importance of institutionalizing disability inclusion within UNDP and ensuring the full and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities, individually and through their representative organizations, while applying a human rights-based approach across all areas of UNDP's work.