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Micronesia (Federated States of) ratifies CRPD, total ratifications 171

Flag of the Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia (Federated States of) ratified the Convention on 7 December 2016, bringing the total number of States Parties to the CRPD to 171. Working towards universal ratification and implementation of the CRPD: Ratifications/Accessions: 171 Signatories*: 160 Optional Protocol Ratification/Accessions: 89 Signatories*: 92 (* Signatories include countries or regional integration organizations that have signed the Convention and its Optional Protocol)

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Persons with disabilities still at ‘grave disadvantage’ – UN SG Ban Ki-moon

2016 International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the challenges people with disabilities face despite progress made since the adoption of a global treaty to promote their rights a decade ago. “In the past decade, we have seen much progress. But, persons with disabilities continue to face grave disadvantages,” Mr. Ban told a high-level meeting on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), organized by the UN General Assembly. Adopted on 13 December 2006, the Convention is now one of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments with 169 Parties. Along with its Optional Protocol, the Convention has helped to promote the rights and advancement of persons with disabilities and bring them to the centre of development efforts, he said. Read more

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RWSS 2016 reveals barriers to inclusive development

New UN report reveals barriers to inclusive development and highlights key steps to progressThe United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has just released its 2016 Report on the World Social Situation, which includes important new findings about persisting inequalities in education and economic opportunity and, challenges the international community to work harder to break down barriers to participation. While there has been unprecedented global social progress, it has not been evenly experienced. Some 40 per cent of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they understand. Children of ethnic minorities and those who are disabled are much less likely to finish their primary and secondary educations. Even among those who are educated, youth, migrants, and indigenous peoples continue to be underpaid and unpaid. In some cases, social and economic inequalities have actually worsened. Read more

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Belarus ratifies CRPD, total ratifications 169

UNEnableMap_May16Belarus ratified the Convention on 29 November 2016, bringing the total number of States Parties to the CRPD to 169. Working towards universal ratification and implementation of the CRPD: Ratifications/Accessions: 169 Signatories*: 160 Optional Protocol Ratification/Accessions: 89 Signatories*: 92 (* Signatories include countries or regional integration organizations that have signed the Convention and its Optional Protocol)

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Launch of the 2016 Report on the World Social Situation, 30 November 2016

2016 Report on the World Social Situation Despite unprecedented global social progress in recent years, social and economic inequalities persist.  As much as 40 per cent of the world’s population do not have access to education in a language they speak or understand. Children belonging to ethnic minorities and those with disabilities are much less likely to complete primary and secondary education. In the labour market, youth, migrants and workers belonging to an indigenous group are often under-paid, or even unpaid, and over-educated for the work they do. With its pledge to leave no one behind, the Sustainable Development Goals recognize that development cannot be sustainable if it is not inclusive. “The Sustainable Development Goals recognize that development will only be sustainable if it is inclusive,” said Wu Hongbo, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Development. “Pursuing development grounded in social justice will be fundamental to achieving a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future for everyone.” Read more

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Participation des Peuples Autochtones aux Nations Unies 14-15 Décembre 2016

PGA71-AdvisersLe Président de la 71e Session de l'Assemblée Générale invite les représentants et institutions des peuples autochtones à participer à la consultation sur la participation desdits peuples aux réunions pertinentes des Nations Unies sur les questions les concernant. La réunion de deux jours aura lieu au siège des Nations Unies à New York (dans la salle du Conseil de tutelle) les 14 et 15 décembre 2016. Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un courrier électronique à l'adresse suivante: indigenous_un@un.org avec les informations suivantes:
  • Nom du participant
  • Nom de l'organisation
  • Adresse e-mail
Une fois inscrit, vous recevrez des instructions precises afin de récupérer votre passe special d'acces. Veuillez noter que la date limite pour s'enregistrer est le Vendredi 9 Decembre 2016.

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Participation of Indigenous Peoples at the UN 14-15 December 2016

Ct3lS7GW8AATGunThe President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly will organize a consultation on the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them.

The two-day meeting will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York (Trusteeship Council) on 14 and 15 December 2016. Indigenous peoples' representatives and institutions that wish to participate at the consultation, please send an email to indigenous_un@un.org with the following information:

  • Name of the participant
  • Name of the organization and country
  • Email address
Once this has been processed, you will receive further instructions on access to the United Nations for the meeting on 14 & 15 December 2016. Please note the deadline to register is Friday 9 December 2016 For background information click 'Process under the PGA 71'

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Toolkit on Disability for Africa

UNDESA has developed a Toolkit on Disability for Africa to build the capacity of Government officials and DPOs in the region, with a view to implement solutions in line with the CRPD.A Toolkit on Disability for Africa is being developed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD). It is designed for the African context and aims to:
  • Provide practical tools on various disability-related issues to government officials, members of parliament, civil and public servants at all levels, disabled persons organizations (DPOs) and all those with an interest in the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development;
  • Support the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and disability-inclusive development;
  • Offer examples of good practices from many countries in the African region.
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