ECLAC has committed to advance towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities, as part of the mandate of the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) and in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. On this basis, the "ECLAC Disability Inclusion Strategy" (ECLACDIS) for 2021-2025 was launched in December 2021, which seeks to promote the rights and effective and full inclusion of persons with disabilities to achieve sustainable development. This strategy places persons with disabilities at the center as rights holders and reflects the institutional commitment through three main priorities:
Strategic planning and results-based management.
Institutional commitment to the inclusion of disability in all pillars of ECLAC's work.
Two cross-cutting axes complement these pillars which are crucial for the effective inclusion for persons with disabilities. These are accessibility and participation of persons with disabilities, echoing the well-known motto "nothing about us without us".
Implementing CEPALDIS involves addressing the management and dissemination of the knowledge generated by ECLAC, committing to advance towards the accessibility of its knowledge products and information channels. Among the activities committed to within the framework of CEPALDIS is the publication of ECLAC flagships in an accessible format for the visually impaired. The launch of the introduction of the Social Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2022. The transformation of education as a basis for sustainable development as a version compatible with screen readers constitutes the launching of a new ECLAC editorial line that will allow progress towards greater accessibility of ECLAC's knowledge products. This first accessible and disability inclusive publication is the result of the joint work of the Publications and Documents Division, the Social Development Division, the Web Services Unit and the Library, under the leadership of the Assistant Executive Secretary for Programme Management and Analysis and represents a step forward in fulfilling ECLAC's commitments to inclusion.