Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities


3WCDRR Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 14-18 March 2015, Sendai, Japan
Realizing a disability-inclusive post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategy - New updates: Further streamlined draft and additional negotiations (26-27 January 2015)

Commission for Social Development, 53rd session, (4-13 February 2015)
Read the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Disability to the Commission

Call for civil society responses to UN Secretary-General's Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda  (Read the Report)

General Assembly, 69th session
Resolution: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities towards 2015 and beyond (Adopted by GA Plenary on 18 December 2014 as A/RES/69/142. Advanced unedited text, final official version forthcoming)

Recent events:

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD 2014)
Theme: Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology
Find out more about the events that took place at UN Headquarters

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

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 (HLMDD), 23 September 2013

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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