UN Secretary General: "We need comprehensive review of System's responses to disability"


In his opening remarks at the 11th UN Conference of State Parties to the CRPD, Mr. Guterrez endorsed the need for a new policy and accountability framework to guide the UN's support for the rights of persons with disabilities. He also called all State Parties, UN agencies and programs to colaborate in these efforts. Watch his full statement: 


2019-02-11 | Socioeconomic inclusion

Questionnaire: The rights of older persons with disabilities

The study aims to identify and address specific human rights concerns faced by both people with disabilities who are ageing and older persons who acquire a disability.

2019-02-08 | Re-thinking disability

Malawi: UN experts urge action over albinism ‘atrocities’ in run-up to elections

GENEVA (8 February 2019) – The Government of Malawi must take immediate action to protect people with albinism after the killing of one person and the separate abduction of a one-year-old baby, say UN experts.

2019-01-30 | Promoting Citizenship

The situation of persons with disabilities in Canada and Norway

The Special Rapporteur has accepted invitations by the governments of Canada and Norway to assess the situation of persons with disabilities, and the progress made by these countries in the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of persons with disabilities.

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