From UN Enable
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) published a pamphlet on Managing change: Mainstreaming disability into the development process in both English and Arabic.
The pamphlet reviews the situation of persons with disabilities and the measures and policies being undertaken by Governments in the ESCWA region to address their proper inclusion in economic, social, and cultural life. It outlines challenges and urgent needs as well as positive initiatives. The paper also outlines global and regional frameworks on disability, and addresses the quality of available data and the national policy approaches (welfare-based versus rights-based). The pamphlet concludes with focusing on the need to strengthen the knowledge and policy frameworks in the region, and on the necessity of addressing the needs of persons with disabilities within the context of the Millennium Development Goals. More information: