India gains prominence in global disability dialogue

Javed Abidi, having completed one successful four year term, has been unanimously re-elected as Global Chair of Disabled People’s International (DPI) for another 4 year term. DPI is the world’s first cross-disability human rights based global disabled people’s organisation with membership in 150 countries.
India hosted the 9th Global DPI (Disabled People’s International) world Assembly in April 2016 and was host to over 200 people with disabilities from over 70 countries from Asia, Africa, CIS, Latin America, and North America & Caribbean. The theme of the Assembly was ‘Building Human Capital Realizing the (Sustainable Development Goals) SDGs for persons with disabilities.

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