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Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

National Action Plan on Disability


Taking into account the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (DSID), which is the focal point for the implementation of the Convention, in cooperation with other state services, coordinated the preparation of the first National Strategy on Disability 2017 - 2027 and the Second National Disability Action Plan 2017 – 2020, aiming at defining the vision, values, strategic goals and objectives of the Republic of Cyprus for the implementation of additional actions which further satisfy the rights of persons with disabilities in all areas of their life.

The drafts of the above documents were put into public consultation from 1.7.2017 to 31.8.2017. Representative organizations of persons with disabilities and citizens had the chance to express their views and suggestions.

In total, 11 responses were received (8 from representative organizations of persons with disabilities and 3 from individuals). The responses received were mainly summarized in suggestions for improvements on the following:
- upgrading services and benefits to persons with disabilities
- improving accessibility to goods and services
- extension of independent living services
-amending / revising legislation on persons with disabilities, regarding especially children and women.

The results of the public consultation were sent to all Ministries to receive their suggestions by the end of October 2017. The two draft documents are expected to be completed and submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval before the end of 2017.




Related Files:
Disability National Action Plan 2013-2015.doc
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Implementation Report.doc
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