New GA Resolution on Situation of Women and Girls with Disabilities and the Implementation of CRPD

The opening of the 72nd session of the UN General AssemblyThe Third Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly adopted the draft resolution A/C.3/72/L.18/Rev.1, with oral amendments from the co-facilitators(PP9 and OP14(a)) and African Group (OP18), with a unanimous recorded vote of 176 in favour, at its 53rd meeting on 21 November 2017.

The draft resolution A/C.3/72/L.18/Rev.1 entitled “Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto: situation of women and girls with disabilities” recalls the GA resolution A/70/145 of 2015, and shifts the strictly procedural resolution to a substantive one focusing on specific themes. In line with the report of the Secretary-General on the situation of women and girls with disabilities and the status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto (A/72/227), the resolution recognizes that women and girls with disabilities are faced with multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination which poses barriers in all aspects of life, and therefore focuses on a number of key issues critical to realizing their rights on the equal basis with others, namely (1) multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination; (2) education and employment; (3)access to health services, including sexual and reproductive health; (4) access to justice and equal recognition before the law; and (5) participation in public and political life.

Learn more about the work of the Third Committee of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly

 

  • Draft resolution A/C.3/72/L.18/Rev.1 (with orally amended and adopted by recorded vote)
  • Meeting coverage of the 53rd meeting of the Third Committee of the 72nd session (Press Release,Web TV)
  • The report of the Secretary-General on the situation of women and girls with disabilities and the status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto (A/72/227)
  • The report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (A/72/133)
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