Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

Latest Developments

  • Sao Tome and Principe ratified the Convention on 5-11-2015
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ratified the Convention on 30-9-2015
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ratified the Optional Protocol on 30-9-2015
  • Bahamas ratified the Convention on 28-9-2015

Ratifications/Accessions: 160
Signatories*: 160 

Optional Protocol 
Ratification/Accessions: 88 
Signatories*: 92

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


9th session of the Conference of States Parties will be held from 14 to 16 June 2016.

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