Development and human rights for all

Inter-Agency Support Group for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

At its 12th session in September 2006, the United Nations Chief Executives Board (CEB) took the decision to establish an Inter-Agency Support Group for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (now composed of over 25 UN system agencies, funds and programmes). The group is tasked with promoting compliance with the Principles of the Convention and increasing the scale and effectiveness of the United Nation’s involvement in disability issues. The General Assembly through its resolutions 65/186, 64/131 and 64/154 urged the United Nations system to make a concerted effort to integrate disability into its work and encouraged the Inter Agency Support Group on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to continue working to ensure that development programmes, including Millennium Development Goals policies, processes and mechanisms, are inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities.

IASG Member List

Statement of Commitment

Terms of Reference

Strategy and Plan of Action

UNDG Guidance Note - Including the rights of persons with disabilities in UN programming at the country level

  • In October 2010, the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) endorsed a “Guidance note on integrating the rights of persons with disabilities in United Nations programming at the country level” (PDF version) for United Nations country teams. The Guidance Note was developed by a joint UNDG/IASG task team established by the UNDG Working Group on Programming Issues.
  • Hard copies of the Guidance Note in English are now available. If you would like to receive a free copy please email enable@un.org

Documents

Meetings

Second Teleconference (December 2011)
Sixth meeting (July 2011)
First Teleconference (December 2010)
Fifth meeting (May 2010)
Fourth meeting (November 2009)
Third meeting (March 2009)
Second meeting (June 2008)
First meeting (December 2007)