UNICEF Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy (DIPAS) 2022-2030
The DIPAS was developed through intensive internal and external consultations, including UN Agencies, governments, Organizations of Persons with Disabilities, and youth with disabilities and it is guided by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS). The vision of the UNICEF DIPAS is a more inclusive world by 2030 where all children, including those with disabilities, live in barrier-free and inclusive communities. The DIPAS sets out six strategic priorities: prevention of stigma and discrimination; improvement of disability-inclusive services, programmes and workplaces; access to comprehensive community care and support services; access to assistive technology; disability-inclusive action in humanitarian, emergency and fragile contexts; full and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities. The DIPAS is the roadmap for greater cross-sectoral coordination for disability inclusion to be mainstreamed across the organization at every level to meet the needs of the world’s 240 million children with disabilities.