International Expert Meeting on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Social Protection

Access to social security is a crucial element of inclusive societies. For persons living with disabilities, it plays an especially important role in providing an adequate standard of living and basic income security, thereby reducing vulnerability and levels of poverty. 

This expert meeting will be in a roundtable format to allow for a collaborative discussion. Policy makers, researchers, and practitioners will have the opportunity to exchange views and experiences, explore best practices and opportunities for collaboration, discuss the coordination of social protection systems, examine the role of special programmes geared towards persons with disabilities and discuss states’ challenges in ensuring the right to social protection.

Information shared during the meeting will be used by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas, to prepare a report for the UN General Assembly’s 70th session in October.