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

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

Consultation on technology and disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction at organized by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) of the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in collaboration with The Zero Project at the 4th Zero Project Conference
26 February 2015, UN Headquarters Vienna

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Informal discussion group on women with disabilities on Monday, 9 March 2015, in conjunction with the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at United Nations Headquarters organized by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD/DSPD/DESA) in collaboration with UN Women

Advancing the rights of women and girls with disabilities: Reports from the frontline

Side event on the occasion of the 59th session of the CSW, organized by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN
Tuesday 10 March 2015, from 3.00pm to 4.15pm

8th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 9 - 11 June 2015
NGO Registration, Application for NGO accreditation and Side-events opens on 27 March 2015.

Recent events:

53rd Commission for Social Development, 4-13 February 2015
Report of the Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development: Monitoring of the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities ( E/CN.5/2015/5)

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

Latest developments

  • Viet Nam ratified the Convention on 5-2-2015
  • Guinea-Bissau ratified the Convention on 24-9-2014
  • Samoa signed the Convention on 24-9-2014
  • Denmark ratified the Optional Protocol on 23-9-2014

Ratifications/Accessions: 152
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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