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MERCOSUR and disability. Mercosur Social Summit Chaco, Argentina - 2010

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From Handiplanet the Jun 20, 2012

Mercosur Social Summit of 2010 origin was very positive decision on the issue of disability. We recall these elements, on the occasion of the new Social Summit that just took place in the month of June 2012 and whose conclusions will spread and soon.

MERCOSUR * and disability. Mercosur Social Summit Chaco, Argentina - 2010
Conclusions From 2012 DISABILITY Forum
In the framework of the Mercosur Social Summit in July 2010 in the towns of Resistencia and La Isla del Cerrito, Chaco Province, took place on Disability Forum. From the slogan "Regional integration, cultural identity and social participation", civil associations were present participated in discussions and exchanges of experiences. We want to share some of the conclusions I arrived after work spaces together and agreed priorities, including:
  • Inclusion of disability issues on the permanent agenda of Member States and Associates and MERCOSUR as a bloc;


  • Unconditional support for the application of civil society in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay for the government of that country accedes to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 2006;


  • Converted into actual public policy and applied the terms of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly those aimed at solving the problem of universal accessibility, availability, access and regional and international exchange of technology, knowledge and experience, education , health, transport and labor, the creation of observatories and censuses and / or surveys to discover, quantitatively and qualitatively the situation of persons with disabilities


  • Encourage the establishment of Advisory Councils of Civil Society in the Member States and Associates;


  • Propose to the parliaments of the Member and Associate countries: a review of the policies and the enactment of new bearing in mind the terms of the Convention, and permanent employment Parliamentary Handbook prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN- DESA), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)


  • Propose to discuss Mercosur Parliament and implement the necessary measures to: standardize the documentation attesting to the disability to be used in either of the member countries, and establish the extent of free tickets to people with disabilities beyond borders.

* The four States parties that make up the Mercosur since 1991, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay share a communion of values ??that find expression in its democratic, pluralistic, advocates for fundamental freedoms, human rights protection environment and sustainable development and its commitment to the consolidation of democracy, legal security, combating poverty and economic development and social equity.
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