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Historical Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities launched in Berlin

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is hosting a celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018, the European Disability and Development Week 2018, and the launching of a historical Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities. This historic global compact will gather city leaders and mayors from Amman, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City for a signing ceremony signifying their commitment towards inclusive and accessible cities for persons with disabilities and older persons. This convening and celebration, held in Berlin, Germany, today December 3, is being live-streamed and has gathered leaders in human rights, international development, smart cities, as well as in urban planning, policy, and design.

The Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities is a declaration that aligns key commitments to accessibility, universal design and inclusion within The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations New Urban Agenda, United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the WHO’s Age-friendly Cities and Communities Initiative. It affirms the rights of 1 billion women, men, girls and boys with 2 disabilities and the increasing share of the global population aged 60 or older that experience barriers to their equitable participation in society. This global call for action lays at the core of the #Cities4All campaign.

WBU Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jose Viera is attending the launch. Read full Press Release on United Cities and Local Governments website​​