Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

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In September, countries will have the opportunity to adopt a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Find out more about Disability and the Sustainable Development Goals


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

Voices of Children with Disabilities - Short films providing a unique and intimate portrait of what it means to be a child with disability in a developing country.

Inclusive Humanitarian Action - CBM Briefing Paper

Inclusion saves lives: Ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of disaster risk reduction efforts can save lives 

Recent events:

 UN Expert Group Meeting on Disability and development: Operationalizing the post-2015 development agenda for persons with disabilities, 11-13 May 2015, UN ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon

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

UN-DESA/DSPD Public Forum: Taking action toward a disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction framework and its implementation, 15 March, Tohoku University

Latest developments

  • Trinidad and Tobago ratified the Convention on 25-6-2015
  • Madagascar ratified the Convention on 12-6-2015
  • Kazakhstan ratified the Convention on 21-4-2015
  • Turkey ratified the Optional Protocol on 26-3-2015

Ratifications/Accessions: 156
Signatories*: 159 

Optional Protocol 
Ratification/Accessions: 86 
Signatories*: 92

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

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

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