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

Highlights

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2015 
Send us your films for the UN Enable Film Festival and your photos for the UN Photo Exhibition “Images of Ability”


New UN Enable webpages on Promoting accessible tourism for all and Disability and the Media

Concept Note on DESA/DSPD Forum on Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development
(Nairobi, 28-30Oct 2015)

Find out more about Disability, Accessibility and Sustainable Urban Development

Disability indicators for the SDG Framework
The UN Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, with contributions and support from the World Health Organization, has prepared a technical note in consultation with experts from international agencies and from disability organizations. This note has been submitted to the IAEG-SDGs.

SGD Indicators and reference to disability. This note presents all references to disability in the list of proposals for SDG Indicators released by the Inter-Agency Expert Group on the SGD's

Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Global Action - Final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Secretary-General's Report on the MDG's 2015 (released 6 July 2015)


Recent events:

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

NGO Corner

IDA submission to the Committee’s draft General Comment on Article 6 on the challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities

DPI World Assembly in 2016 to focus on implementation of the SDGs

IDA and IDDC Response to “Final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda"

Latest developments


  • Gambia ratified the Convention on 7-7-2015
  • Gambia ratified the Optional Protocol on 7-7-2015
  • Trinidad and Tobago ratified the Convention on 25-6-2015
  • Madagascar ratified the Convention on 12-6-2015

Convention 
Ratifications/Accessions: 157
Signatories*: 159 

Optional Protocol 
Ratification/Accessions: 87 
Signatories*: 92

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

Graphically prepared Infographic on the CRPD and the Conference of States Parties
(Word, PDF) August 2015


 


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