Development and human rights for all


Switzerland Ratifies CRD
Switzerland accession to CRPD  
UNHQ, New York, 15 April 2014


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

DESA Forum on Disability and Development, UNHQ, 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

DESA Forum: Dialogue on the Post 2015 Development Framework and Disability, 19-20 July 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

  • Switzerland ratified the Convention on 15-4-2014
  • State of Palestine ratified the Convention on 2-4-2014
  • Georgia ratified the Convention on 13-3-2014
  • Andorra ratified the Optional Protocol on 11-3-2014

Ratifications/Accessions: 145 
Signatories*: 158 

Optional Protocol 
Ratification/Accessions: 80 
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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