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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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List of States and Regional Integration Organizations that have ratified the Convention and the Optional Protocol

Video from the Opening for Signature ceremony, Press Conference and Media Stakeout

Statements made at the Opening for Signature Ceremony on 30 March 2007

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Disability and the United Nations

Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

United Nations System and Persons with Disabilities

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History of Disability and the United Nations

Ad Hoc Committee on the rights and dignity of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Disabled Persons


Priorities

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Accessibility

Capacity building of disabled peoples organizations

Mainstreaming disability in development

 

 

International Norms and Policy Guidelines

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Overview of International Legal Frameworks For Disability Legislation

       1. The Role of Disability Legislation

       2. International Legal Framework

       3. Application of International Conventions, Standards and Norms to Domestic Law.

International Norms and Standards relating to Disability

       Introduction

       Part I. National Frameworks for the Protection of Rights of Persons with Disabilities

       Part II. The International Human Rights System

       Part III. The Regional Human Rights System

       Part IV. Towards a Rights Based Perspective on Disability

       Part V. Rights of Special Groups with Disabilities

Compendium of International and Regional Instruments

Expert Group Meetings and Seminars



Resources

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UN Voluntary Fund on Disability

Disability Databases

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Global Audit of Web Accessibility

 

 


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