This Report outlines the progress of the UNPRPD Fund in 2019 providing information on the initiatives implemented and the results achieved. Between 2012-2019, the UNPRPD mobilized US$39 million and funded 49 joint projects at country, regional and global levels to advance the implementation of the CRPD, influencing laws, policies and services to enhance the lives of 61 million persons with disabilities in more than 40 countries across all regions.1 In 2019, the UNPRPD allocated US$2.22 to support 2 additional countries (Djibouti and Dominican Republic) which were in pipeline for funding under the third UNPRPD funding round and 2 global initiatives on inclusive education and inclusive social protection. A young woman with disability in Uruguay takes the floor to acknowledge the opportunity to participate in the joyful Inclusive Final Event of the Civil Society Coalition Alianza , organized in the framework of the UNPRPD project The rights to equality and non discrimination of persons with disabilities . © Gustavo Gonzales – Alianza In 2019, UNPRPD joint projects supported 29 processes to shift legislative and policy frameworks to advance the implementation of the CRPD and disability inclusive implementation of the SDGs. As a result, new laws, policies and strategies were adopted. This brings the total number of laws, policies and strategies influenced by UNPRPD-supported joint projects to 62 since 2012. UNPRPD joint projects also supported 43 systemic level interventions in 2019 to improve the delivery of inclusive services in education, health, livelihoods, social protection and disability support services and to enhance accountability mechanisms through improved disability inclusive data collection systems and strengthened coordination and monitoring mechanisms in accordance with CRPD Article 33. This brings the total number of systemic changes supported through UNPRPD joint programmes since 2012 to 179. Furthermore, UNPRPD supported 21 programmatic interventions in 2019 that specifically focused on advancing the rights of women and girls with disabilities in particular addressing gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health rights.

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