Development and human rights for all


7th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, UN Headquarters, New York, 10-12 June 2014

DESA Forum on Disability and Development, UN Headquarters, New York, 11 and 13 June 2014

General Assembly, 68th session
Report of the Secretary-General: The way forward: a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond (A/68/95)

Recent events:

Informal Network on Disability Statistics for Inclusive Development, 4 March 2014

Commission for Social Development, 52nd Session, 11 - 21 February 2014

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2013
“Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”

Towards a disability inclusive post-2015 global framework on disaster risk reduction: Panel discussion on "Disaster Resilience and Disability: Ensuring Equality and Inclusion", 10 October 2013

High-level meeting on disability and development,  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

  • Burundi ratified the Convention on 22-5-2014
  • Burundi ratified the Optional Protocol on 22-5-2014
  • Angola ratified the Optional Protocol on 19-5-2014
  • Angola ratified the Convention on 19-5-2014

Ratifications/Accessions: 147 
Signatories*: 158 

Optional Protocol 
Ratification/Accessions: 82 
Signatories*: 92

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

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Latest issue: June 2014 - Special Issue on the 7th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD


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