Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

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World leaders adopt the SDGs! Find out more about Disability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Global Action - Final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

Disability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Disability indicators for the SDG Framework (Technical Note)
Prepared by SCRPD in consultation with experts from international agencies and from disability organizations and submitted to the IAEG-SDGs. See also SGD Indicators and reference to disability

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2015
Send us your films for the UN Enable Film Festival and your photos for the UN Photo Exhibition “Images of Ability”

DESA/DSPD Forum on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development (Nairobi, 28-30Oct 2015)

Recent events:

8th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 9 - 11 June 2015 

NGO Corner

IDA submission to the Committee’s draft General Comment on Article 6 on the challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities

DPI World Assembly in 2016 to focus on implementation of the SDGs

IDA and IDDC Response to “Final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda"

Latest developments

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ratified the Convention on 30-9-2015
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ratified the Optional Protocol on 30-9-2015
  • Bahamas ratified the Convention on 28-9-2015
  • Belarus signed the Convention on 28-9-2015

Ratifications/Accessions: 159
Signatories*: 160 

Optional Protocol 
Ratification/Accessions: 88 
Signatories*: 92

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

See new Infographic on the CRPD and the COSP (available in Word, PDF)

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DESA DSPD Forum on Disability and Development: Dialogue - Exchange - Solutions 

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Latest issue: September 2015 
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