Development and human rights for all

Highlights

Read the 2014 Holiday Greetings from SCRPD!

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
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)

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

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

 

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

Convention 
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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