Posted on 5 November 2007. Filed under: Announcements, Disaster Planning & Mitigation, Human Rights, Violence | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The following post is copy/pasted from an email from Mugiho Takeshita; any responses should be sent directly to her email address, NOT to We Can Do:

From: Mugiho Takeshita []

I am working on disabilities issues for UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. We have been developing a discussion paper for proposing sustainable and comprehensive crisis prevention and recovery approaches for persons with physical and mental disabilities caused by landmines, small arms and violence in conflict and in post-conflict situations, and by natural disasters.

For developing this paper, I would like to know some examples of:

  • How countries that signed the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) have modified their regulations and laws (including existence of committees working on this); and
  • What they have been doing concretely for persons with disability, after the adoption of the CRPD.

We will use the information to include into our discussion paper, mentioned above, which will be circulated inside of UNDP, and possibly to other UN agencies and organizations. We would also like to have your feedback, in case we decide to circulate externally our paper for reviewing.

Thank you very sincerely for your support.

Kind regards,

Early Recovery & Cross-Cutting Issues Team
Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
11-13 Chemin des Anémones
Châtelaine, CH-1219 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 917 8113

This email from Mugiho Takeshita was circulated on the mailing list for the Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD).

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