Statements

2018-06-12

CoSP 11: We must strengthen the UN System's capacity to advance our rights

CoSP 11: We must strengthen the UN System's capacity to advance our rights

In her opening remarks at the 11th Conference of State Parties to the CRPD, the Special Rapporteur highlighted the need to strenghten the UN System's capacity to play a leading role in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities, and acknowledged the steps taken by the Secretary General in this direction.

2018-06-11

La CDPD: un modelo para todos los esfuerzos destinados a avanzar nuestros derechos

La CDPD: un modelo para todos los esfuerzos destinados a avanzar nuestros derechos

Intervención de la Sra. Catalina Devandas Aguilar en el Foro de Sociedad Civil de la CDPD, previo a la apertura de la 11a edición de la CoSP - Jornada de discusión general sobre Artículos 4 (3) y 33 (3).

2017-06-16

Rendicion de cuentas y mayor coherencia en el trabajo de ONU sobre discapacidad | Discurso de Cierre

Rendicion de cuentas y mayor coherencia en el trabajo de ONU sobre discapacidad | Discurso de Cierre

La Relatora solicita el apoyo de los Estaos parte para avanzar en la creacion de un plan de accion para too el sistema de Naciones Unidas para la inclusion de las personas con discapacidad, o UN-SWAP: Una herramienta que facilite la rendicion de cuentas y mayor coherencia para avanzar en el cumplimiento de los derechos de las personas con discapacidad. 

2017-06-15

"La falta de datos estadísticos nos hace invisibles": CoSP 10, discurso de apertura

"La falta de datos estadísticos nos hace invisibles": CoSP 10, discurso de apertura

La relatora Especial urge al sistema de Naciones Unidas a ponerse en acción: "Necesitamos un mensaje claro par parte de las Naciones Unidas, en particular de su Division Estadistica, exhortando a los estados miembros la desagregación de datos estadísticos por discapacidad."

2017-06-15

The lack of disaggregated data renders us invisible - CoSP 10 Opening statement

The lack of disaggregated data renders us invisible - CoSP 10 Opening statement

The Special Rapporteur urged the UN system to take action: "We need a clear message from the UN system, specifically from its Statistics Division, recommending all Member States to disaggregate data by disability."

2017-06-14

La participación de las personas con discapacidad en la acción humanitaria

La participación de las personas con discapacidad en la acción humanitaria

Presentacion de la Relatora en la Conferencia de Estados Parte de la CDPD, acerca de la situacion de las personas con discapacidad en situaciones de emergencias humanitarias: " La transformación de la acción humanitaria para responder adecuadamente a la diversidad no se puede hacer sin las propias personas con discapacidad."

2017-05-19

The situation of persons with disabilities in North Korea - Preliminary findings

The situation of persons with disabilities in North Korea - Preliminary findings

Statement presented by the Special Rapporteur in Pyongyang, 8 May 2017, to conclude her official visit to the DPRK. The statement summarizes the Special Rapporteur's preliminary impressions from her conversations with Government officials. Her findings and recommendations will be presented in March 2018, at the Human Rights Council's 37th session.

2017-04-28

Servicios de apoyo para una vida digna y participación plena en la comunidad

Servicios de apoyo para una vida digna y participación plena en la comunidad

Los Servicios de apoyo son fundamentales para llevar una vida digna y participar plenamente en la comunidad. Sin ellos, muchas personas con discapacidad no podrán ejercer sus derechos humanos, y seguirán expuestas a los abusos y a la institucionalización.

2017-01-09

Puerto Rico’s debt crisis: UN expert warns human rights cannot be side-lined

Puerto Rico’s debt crisis: UN expert warns human rights cannot be side-lined

The economy should serve the people, not vice versa. The population in Puerto Rico cannot be held hostage to past irresponsible borrowing and lending. Losses need to be fairly distributed. This means that bond holders, including hedge fund investors, also need to take their fair share. Hedge fund investors – which hold a significant part of the territory’s municipal debt – are also bound by the principles of good faith, debt sustainability, co-responsibility and human rights.

2016-12-13

It is time to move from law to practice in the implementation of the rights of persons with disabili

It is time to move from law to practice in the implementation of the rights of persons with disabili

Statement to mark the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

2016-12-06

South Africa: UN experts shocked by death of at least 37 people in flawed relocation process from ps

South Africa: UN experts shocked by death of at least 37 people in flawed relocation process from ps

GENEVA (2 December 2016) – Four United Nations human rights experts* today called on the South African authorities to establish a clear and sustainable deinstitutionalization policy and plan of action to avoid another tragedy, after a flawed process led to the death of at least 37 persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities. Unconfirmed reports indicate the casualties could be as high as 60.

2016-10-26

Statement at the 71st session of the General Assembly

Statement at the 71st session of the General Assembly

"The commitments adopted by States in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development will not be met without ending the grave marginalization faced by persons with disabilities."

2016-10-13

Open statement Habitat III: Shift towards a New Urban Agenda based on human rights

Open statement Habitat III: Shift towards a New Urban Agenda based on human rights

The majority of the world’s population lives in urban and peri-urban centres, often in deplorable housing conditions. The New Urban Agenda must come to life in the next twenty years by embracing the challenges with ambition and with a sense of urgency, taking on board the human rights dimensions of urban life.

2016-05-20

Human rights protection must gain new momentum at World Humanitarian Summit.

Human rights protection must gain new momentum at World Humanitarian Summit.

In crisis and conflict, individuals and communities are most at risk and in need of protection. Yet it is at these times that most often human rights violations take place with impunity and attention to human rights becomes weakened or neglected. Humanitarian protection needs to protect those particularly vulnerable in times of crisis.

2016-03-04

Declaración - 31° período de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos - ONU

Declaración - 31° período de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos - ONU

La Relatora Especial realiza un resumen de sus actiidades durante su primer año de mandato, y presenta ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos un informe tematico dedicado a las Participación de las personas con discapacidad.

Working together

To improve the situation of persons with disabilities, we need to work together. The inclusion of persons with disabilities in human rights and development work can only come about through shared understanding and cooperation.

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To communicate information regarding specific cases of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities, please go to the following section of the website of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights:

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