Behinderung und Entwicklungs­zusammen­arbeit e.V.

Inclusive development cooperation

Inclusive development cooperation can make an important contribution to improving the living conditions of people with disabilities.

bezev is therefore committed in different ways to making German development cooperation inclusive. An inclusive approach to development cooperation is of great importance for people with disabilities in Asia, Africa and Latin America in order to improve their living conditions, which are characterised by poverty, exclusion and deprivation in the majority of cases.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is also a milestone for development cooperation, as it obliges international cooperation - including development cooperation - to make all its measures inclusive. This obligation has also applied to German development cooperation since 2009.

Logo of the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Logo of the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Strategy for Inclusion of the BMZ

Development measures must benefit everyone

After the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) drew up an action plan for the inclusion of people with disabilities (2013-2015), work is now underway on an inclusion strategy to be published this year.

bezev takes part in the first Global Disability Summit

Bezev was represented at the first Global Disability Summit in London.

For the first time a global conference on disability was held. Organised by the British Department for International Development and in cooperation with the International Disability Alliance, the conference took place in London on 24 July 2018.

Inclusive implementation of the German sustainability strategy

Together with the interest group Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland and the Deutscher Gehörlosenbund, bezev advocates an inclusive implementation of the German Sustainability Strategy.