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The power-sharing deal seems to have been done, education,vocational training rehabilitation accessibility and socialintegration India will launch the National Action Plan for skilldevelopment of 25 million persons with disabilities by theyear 2022 through various schemes and financial assistance toimprove accessibility rehabilitation education vocationaltraining and self-employment "Raising awareness among public to promote legal rightsof persons with disabilities and also to generate affirmativepublic perception towards them is a priority" he said "The private sector and civil society are valued partnersin the endeavour to empower persons with disabilities and tobuild a more inclusive society that is more sensitive to theirneeds as envisioned in the Agenda 2030 and the SDGS "India remains committed to building an enablingenvironment so that all persons with disabilities are able toenjoy their rights equally with others and realise their fullpotential" he said Marking the 10th anniversary of a United Nations treatythat protects the rights of persons with disabilities seniorUN officials today highlighted the critical role people withdisabilities play as invaluable partners to achieve the2030Agenda for Sustainable Development "Through the power of music and the arts these talentedwomen and men are living examples of our core message:disability is not inability" saidUN Secretary-GeneralBanKi-moon in a video message referring to artists from theBeautiful Mind Charity ‘4WheelCity’ and the Samulnori teamwho performed at UN Headquarters "Let us work together for a world of opportunity anddignity for all a future of inclusion one in which we allgain by leaving no one behind" he added Implementing the new Sustainable Development Goalsforall persons with disabilities is the main focus of the Partiesto theConvention on the Rights of Persons withDisabilities(CRPD) as they meet in New York from Wednesdaythrough Thursday Gathering hundreds of disability advocates and governmentdelegates the9th Sessionof the Conference of States Partiesto the CRPD constitutes one of the largest and most diverseinternational meetings on disability in the world The UN is underlining that the annual review of theConvention will examine the implementation of the bindingagreement adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006 toreaffirm that the one billion persons with disabilities – 15per cent of the world’s population- must enjoy all humanrights and fundamental freedoms Written by Chinmaya R Gharekhan | Published: January 9 2015 12:49 am Why did Palestine not wait for two more days — until January 1 2015 — for the Security Council vote If it had the result would have been different Related News On December 30 2014 the UN Security Council voted on a resolution sponsored by Jordan on behalf of Palestine on the question of Palestinian statehood Since it did not get nine positive votes the resolution was not adopted The negative vote by the US did not amount to a veto since the resolution fell short of the required majority by one The Jordanian draft stressed the need to attain a just and lasting solution within 12 months of the adoption of the resolution and inter alia called for the full withdrawal of Israeli occupation by the end of 2017 and the establishment of the state of Palestine on the basis of the June 4 1967 borders with agreed and equitable land swaps After the failure of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to reach a solution within nine months in 2013-14 the president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas was under pressure from his people President Abbas declared in his speech to the UN General Assembly that he would ask the Security Council to approve Palestine’s membership of the UN This was done by Jordan the Arab member of the Council on behalf of Palestine and the Arab group France whose parliament voted overwhelmingly to ask the government to recognise Palestine joined in the initiative and produced a draft of its own The French text talked of intensified efforts to attain a two-state solution expeditiously and Israeli withdrawal to be completed by November 2016 It did not contain the deadline of 12 months for the Palestinian state and was acceptable to the UK and Germany Following consultations lasting several weeks Jordan came up with a draft of its own which incorporated many of the points in the French text and circulated it “in blue” that is as an official document of the council on December 17 That draft would express appreciation for American efforts to solve the problem affirm the need to attain a just solution within 24 months and declare the boundaries of the Palestinian state as on June 4 1967 The Arab group continued to discuss the matter among themselves The final text emerged on December 29 and was voted on the following day The draft was strengthened in full awareness that the US would veto it The intention was to embarrass the Americans but the US managed to put enough pressure on some members to abstain ensuring that the draft would not receive nine positive votes A veto would have further inflamed anti-American sentiment in the Arab and Muslim world including in countries such as Pakistan and even India Why did Jordan and the Arabs/ Palestine not wait for two more days — until January 1 2015 — for the vote If they had the result of the vote would have been different because the composition of the council would have changed for the better for Palestine Five new countries have come in — Angola Malaysia New Zealand Spain and Venezuela — and a minimum of nine votes was guaranteed The US would have had to exercise its veto The explanation lies in the desire of the present Palestinian leadership as well as Jordan closely allied to the US not to alienate the Americans Abbas too does not want to lose American goodwill As they say all international politics in the final analysis is domestic politics Following the vote Abbas signed the application to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) The implicit threat is that Palestine once it is admitted to the ICC will ask the court to investigate war crimes committed by Israel during the past few years The reality is like donor fatigue there is “Palestine fatigue” For many years before the Arab Spring the Palestine issue was a pawn in the Arab chessboard When Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an extremist Jew and Yasser Arafat died in suspicious circumstances the Palestinians realistically speaking lost the chance of achieving a state of their own Arafat was the only one with authority who could have offered meaningful concessions and carried the people with him On the Israeli side Rabin with his distinguished military record and “iron-fist” policy for many years could have offered compromises that the Israeli people would have accepted The Palestinians are unlikely to realise their just aspirations through negotiations because they do not have a negotiating partner on the Israeli side The Palestinian people certainly in the West Bank do not have the stomach for another intifada The 1987 intifada which was a spontaneous movement brought them the Oslo accords thus disproving the widely accepted theory that violence does not pay Hamas’ rocket and missile activism only brings more support for Israel though the latter’s disproportionate response negates this advantage The elements of a solution have existed for a long time: two states no right of return of refugees except for a limited number as a symbolic gesture East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine etc Neither the Palestinians nor the Israelis have a leadership capable of offering or agreeing to such compromises Hence the Palestinian issue will not be solved for a very long time if ever The writer India’s former permanent representative atthe UN is adjunct senior fellow Delhi Policy Group [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Akshay Mangla | Updated: October 14 2014 8:26 am The PM seems sincere in his concern But like its predecessor the current administration has not yet taken up the challenge of implementation Related News Prime Minister Modi announced his Swachh Bharat campaign to much media fanfare Central government employees helped kick off the campaign by sweeping parts of Delhi and taking a cleanliness pledge Broom in hand Modi himself led the way While sceptics may see it as yet another expertly orchestrated public relations campaign the PM’s decision to take up such a vital yet neglected issue carries both symbolic and substantive value Public hygiene and sanitary conditions across India are nothing short of appalling Campaigns to raise awareness and civic responsibility are desperately needed On the symbolic side having public employees lead the campaign on Gandhi Jayanti demonstrates that all citizens irrespective of class caste or gender have a joint responsibility to keep public spaces clean As for substance the government is committing more than Rs 2 lakh crore in public spending by 2019 A large part of this will go towards building new toilets The PM seems sincere in his concern But like its predecessor the current administration has not yet taken up the challenge of implementation The “problem” of poor sanitation cannot be reduced to the mere ignorance of hygiene Nor is it simply a cultural practice of open defecation Among other things it requires a major investment in state capacity to deliver basic sanitation services a point that is entirely missing from public discourse Sanitation also has a serious caste and gender dimension which the Indian state refuses to see These institutional blinders run deep in the Indian state The UPA also ran a toilet campaign as part of its Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan During fieldwork in rural Uttar Pradesh I came across several villages that had implemented the scheme In one such village the gram pradhan had won the Nirmal Gram Puruskar The award was given to panchayats that were fully sanitised and free from open defecation And yet none of the toilets in that village were working Instead they were being used to store firewood Women and adolescent girls continued to go out into the sugarcane fields In Badaun two teenaged cousins who had gone to relieve themselves in the fields were found hanging from a tree The district magistrate at the time had been awarded for his campaign to eliminate manual scavenging and dry or insanitary latrines These examples point to the fact that the Indian state is good when it comes to launching campaigns but woefully weak when it comes to ensuring that a toilet actually works and gets used To put it another way the Indian state has demonstrated its capacity to put in place physical infrastructure but flounders miserably when it comes to routine maintenance and monitoring The latter activities are more complex and depend among other things on the social infrastructure within each community The PM is aware that short-term awareness campaigns and new toilets are not enough which is why his administration has made “behaviour change” a priority A change in behaviour however can only take place when the public invests in the maintenance of toilet infrastructure and monitors its usage That investment in turn implies repeat interactions between the state civil society and citizens As it stands India’s public agencies are ill-equipped to handle complex tasks which all but ensures that government schemes fail in implementation Take the seemingly straightforward task of providing water supply for toilets To build and maintain running water local officials must cooperate across departments to obtain the relevant information inputs and clearances They must also seek cooperation from citizens and coordinate with panchayats A lack of administrative resources combined with extremely rigid bureaucratic norms undermines the state’s ability to coordinate the simplest of tasks To understand and respond to the more sensitive issues related to gender and caste seems a tall order Some citizens for instance may not feel comfortable using a public toilet perhaps because of the location or the social stigma attached to it Without any meaningful opportunity to give substantive feedback those who rely on public resources are effectively disempowered Slowly but surely they become dejected and disengage from public campaigns These problems repeat themselves in virtually every public service — primary education for example Modi has made sanitation a public issue He now has the opportunity to move beyond symbolic politics and lead substantive reforms particularly within local implementing agencies Without significant reforms around policy implementation Swachh Bharat will remain yet another unmet aspiration The writer is assistant professor Harvard Business School [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBlack money which was a trump card used by the partyduring the Lok Sabha polls is now all set to haunt the Modi government in Parliament with the opposition parties — Trinamool Congress Janata Dal(U) JD(U) RJD and the Samajwadi Party— uniting to corner the BJP-led government on the second day of Parliament’s Winter Session Despite the government hoping to set the ball rolling on key reforms the Lok Sabha wasadjourned till 12 noon following the protests over the issue of black money today The Trinamool Congress and JD (U) staged a protest outside Parliament today over black money issue and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling his electoral promise of bringing back the black money stashed abroad to India within 100 days of coming to power The two parties gave a notice for suspension of question hour in Lok Sabha on the issue as well TMC lawmakers blocked the entry gate and shouted slogans against NDA government A majority of the TMC’s MPs including Dinesh Trivedi and KakoliGhosh Dastidar were at the gate shouting slogans like "Modi tanashai nahinchalegi" (Modi’s Dicatorship will not be tolerated) "kala dhan wapaslao" (bring back black money) TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar told CNN IBN that the government must reply "The Modi government promised to bring back black money in 100 days Almost 200 days are over they must give an answer" he said Meanwhile CNN IBN reported that the Samajwadi Party has threatened that no other proceedings will be allowed in both Houses of Parliament today PTI Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that his party will take upseveral issues like black money aid to Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and the dismantling of planning commission Opposition parties have been planning to disrupt both Houses over a decision to take up the zero hour before question hour On Sunday Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who is already on the warpath against the BJP has declared that she would "politically retaliate" against her party being dragged 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