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“For too long in the world’s poorest countries, disabled people have not been able to reach their full potential because of stigma or not enough practical support,” she said.

“I am proud to be focused on this area which has been neglected for too long. 

“The conference will support the global effort to advance disability inclusion for some countries’ most vulnerable people.”

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As Members across the House cheered and warmly clapped her achievement, Speaker John Bercow signed along as he thanked her and said her announcement was “good news”.

The July 24 summit at London’s Olympic Park is organised by the UK and Kenyan governments and the International Disability Alliance, and will bring together other governments, the private sector, charities and donors to agree ambitious commitments.

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About a billion people, one in every eight on the planet, has a disability and some 33million children, more than half of youngsters with disabilities, do not go to school.

As well as being International Development Secretary, Miss Mordaunt is the Equalities Minister where she has overall responsibility for tackling discrimination against any group, including people with disabilities.

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