Interagency coordination on disability inclusion at country level

Publication language
Date published
10 Sep 2022
Coordination, Disability
Use in Humanitarian Programme Cycle
All phases of the HPC

The purpose of this guidance note is to support UNICEF emergency staff to lead and participate in interagency coordination mechanisms for disability inclusion at the national/ sub-national level. It complements the UNICEF Cluster Coordination Essential Actions on Disability Inclusion short guide*. The IASC Guidelines on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action highlights the need for coordination mechanisms to systematically address disability inclusion. Disability working groups and task forces have made significant contributions to the humanitarian response in several locations (see Annex 3). However, more systematic efforts are required to improve cross-sectoral coordination on disability inclusion and coherence with other cross-cutting issues such as gender equality and accountability to affected populations (AAP).