clipboard with paper and a black pen open and resting on the paperAfter adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), all nations that have signed this legislation have committed to ensure the rights of the people with disabilities within their own countries.

We the people with disabilities acknowledge that many parties are now talking about inclusion of people with disabilities through "right-thing-to-do" based approaches but there are still lot of measures they need to take, most especially with regard to the implementation process for the United Nations CRPD.

We are challenging World Bank President Mr. Robert Zoellick, to consider the global disability community's call for the World Bank to integrate disability as a component into its upcoming reviewed safeguard policies. We'll be challenging him to bring his true spirit and his parties' full political will to the global disability rights movement.

We are seeking your kind support and signature
to accompany the following letter to the World Bank.


We would very much appreciate it if you would please sign this petition and as well please forward the petition to your affiliate members and networks for collecting their signatures As well. The more supporting signatures we get, the further our voice, as a global disability community, will reach for maximum effectiveness.

The deadline for receiving signatures will be
Friday December 09, 2011 at 05:00 pm.

Please use the form below to sign this petition.

Regards, and many thanks in advance for your great support and collaboration.


Mohammed ali Loutfy
The Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU)