Development and human rights for all


General Assembly, 69th session
Reports of the Secretary-General on a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond (A/69/187) and the status of the Convention (A/69/284)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD 2014)
Theme: Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology, 3 December 2014
Register to attend IDPD 2014 events at UN Headquarters

3WCDRR Third  World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 14-18 March 2015, Sendai, Japan
Realizing a disability-inclusive post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategy - Zero draft document

UN DESA-UNESCO Forum Disability and Development "ICT and Disability: Pursuing Inclusive Development through Technology" on 25 November at the International Conference – From Exclusion to Empowerment: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities, New Dehli, India, 24-26 November 2014

Recent events

Regional Meeting established the African Disability Forum, Addis Ababa, 17 - 19 November 2014
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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Disability Data and Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation: The way forward, a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond, 8 - 10 July 2014

7th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 10 - 12 June 2014

DESA Forum on Disability and Development, 11 - 13 June 2014

High-level meeting on disability and development, 23 September 2013


Convention in Brief

Powerpoint presentation

It’s About Ability - An explanation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNICEF)

Latest developments

  • Samoa signed the Convention on 24-9-2014
  • Guinea-Bissau ratified the Convention on 24-9-2014
  • Denmark ratified the Optional Protocol on 23-9-2014
  • Guyana ratified the Convention on 10-9-2014

Ratifications/Accessions: 151
Signatories*: 159 

Optional Protocol 
Ratification/Accessions: 85 
Signatories*: 92

(* Signatories include countries or regional integration organizations that have signed the Convention and its Optional Protocol)

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