Kihembo’s Presentation to the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting

Submission to Commonwealth Secretariat outlining the positions and recommendations of CDPF to 10th CYMM, London September 11th to 15th 2023

Since relaunching in New York in June 2019 the CDPF has grown, with currently 95 member organisations in 50 Commonwealth countries and seeks to be representative of the more than 450million disabled people across the Commonwealth, whatever their impairing condition. We support the leadership of disabled people on disability issues. Nothing About Us Without Us.

We are a cross impairment organisation and seek to support and challenge our governments to dismantle the stigma, prejudice and barriers that hold us back from achieving equality.
On Youth we have set up a Youth and Women’s Forum and produced a Disabled Youth Manifesto.

The CDPF aim is the full implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNCRPD, full equality and human rights for disabled people across the Commonwealth.