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Global Disability Summit 2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 971: tabled on 09 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House marks the second ever Global Disability Summit (GS22), hosted February 16 to 17 by the International Disability Alliance, the Government of Norway and the Government of Ghana; recognises the aims of this year’s summit to mobilise efforts for the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the principle of Leave No One Behind (LNOB) and building back better and more inclusive programming with regards to Covid-19; notes that globally, disabled people are disproportionately impacted by poverty, natural disasters, healthcare barriers and Covid-19, but are still excluded from many aid projects that do not target disabled people’s needs; calls on the UK Government, ahead of this important summit, to triple the number of FCDO aid projects that have disability inclusion as their primary objective by 2023, prioritise grassroots disability aid projects, to ensure disabled people are not further excluded from global aid; calls on the UK Government to include disability in the eligibility criteria for applying for refugee status in the UK in recognition of the disproportionate disadvantage disabled people face globally; and further calls on the UK Government to call on more countries to ratify the UNCRPD and match the Scottish Government’s commitment to enshrine the UNCRPD into law and champion disability rights on the global stage.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow South West
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow North East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
York Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Arfon
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Battersea
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Jarrow
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Easington
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2022
St Albans
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2022
Airdrie and Shotts
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2022
Dunfermline and West Fife
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2022
Dundee West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2022
Gordon
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2022
Glasgow North
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2022
Stirling
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2022
Glasgow North West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.