INFORMATIONAL RESOURCE: UN Human Rights Disability Section

Posted on 21 March 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Cross-Disability, Human Rights, Inclusion, News, Resources | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has launched a disability section within their web site. Its purpose is to strengthen the work of the United Nations OHCHR on disability-related issues. It will promote the development of long-term projects to integrate disability issues into international treaty monitoring bodies, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is available in English, Spanish, and French.

At the OHCHR disability section web site, readers can find information about a range of human rights treaties that touch upon disability issues; the text of a study on human rights and disability; information about various committees that monitor how well human rights are implemented and what is being done to ensure that disability issues are integrated into their activities; links to disability-related speeches by the high commissioner of human rights; and links to statements by disability leaders and country government representatives on the occasion that the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was first opened for countries to sign and ratify.

We Can Do learned about the disability section of the OHCHR web site via the data base of resources related to development, disability, and health issues.

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