International expert meeting on the right 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 held in Berlin on 20 May 2015, brought together policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to 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. The meeting fed into the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities for the UN General Assembly’s session later this year.