Compilation of proposed
revisions and amendments made by the members of the Ad Hoc Committee to the
draft text presented by the Working Group as a basis for negotiations by Member
States and Observers in the Ad Hoc Committee
(updated after the completion of the first reading at the Fourth Session, 26 August 2004)
The purpose1 of this Convention shall be to [seek the full and equal enjoyment India] ensure [promote and protect Thailand] (ensure Thailand) the [equal Egypt] (promotion and protection Egypt, Eritrea) (effective Jordan) (full EU) and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms (and strive for elimination of discrimination against India) by persons with disabilities.2
(The purpose of this Convention shall be to protect and promote (all Mexico) the rights and (dignity Mexico) of persons with disabilities China).
(The purpose of the present convention is to promote and protect the full enjoyment of all rights by and the dignity of persons with disabilities on the basis of universal principles of equality and equity Mexico, Colombia)
(The purpose of the present convention is to prevent discrimination and violation of the rights of persons with disabilities and to ensure their participation as equal members of society Sierra Leone)
(The purpose of this convention shall be to promote, protect and fulfil the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons with disabilities Uganda)
Some members of the Working Group suggested that international cooperation
should be included as one of the objectives of the Convention. Other members
suggested that international cooperation was a means to achieve the objectives
of the Convention, and not an objective itself. See also preambular paragraph
2. An alternative formulation that the Ad Hoc Committee may wish to consider is: The purpose of this Convention shall be to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities.