UN CRPD

Inclusion Europe made a video that talks about the United Nations. The video is easy-to-understand. The United Nations is an organisation of countries all over the world.
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The Oviedo Convention is an international convention on the protection of human rights specifically in the field of biology and medicine, which has been ratified by 29 European countries. Since 2013, the Council of Europe has been negotiating a draft additional protocol on the “protection of human rights and dignity of persons with mental disorder...
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  Click here for the easy-to-read version   “To achieve equal citizenship for persons with disabilities, France needs to end segregation and move towards inclusive services and support in the community”, UN disability rights expert Catalina Devandas has said. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities made her first official visit to...
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It was a source of great concern: the draft General Comment on article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD); “Living independently and being included in the community”. It is an issue which affects every person with an intellectual disability, and also their family members. The General Comment further...
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  “All people with disabilities need to have equal opportunities to be heard and to be equally represented in discussions.” Click here for the easy-to-read version This is what Jan Habegger from Inclusion Europe member Insieme Switzerland said at a discussion of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) on Friday (25 August)....
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  Click here for the easy-to-read version How can we make sure that people with intellectual disabilities can live their lives independently and free from discrimination? Two articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) are of utmost importance to achieve this goal: Article 19 (Living independently and being included in the...
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  Click here for the easy-to-read version United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed María Soledad Cisternas Reyes of Chile as his Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility. The 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals declares that no person with a disability should be “left behind”.  As Special Envoy, Cisternas Reyes will help promote the rights...
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Click here for the easy-to-read version Hungarian self-advocates have submitted a recommendation for questions to the UN CRPD Committee. They mainly focused on Article 19 about Living independently and being included in the community. Self-advocates stressed the following issues: In Hungary, there are many people with disabilities who live in large institutions. In this way it is impossible...
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  The opening of the 17th session of the UN CRPD Committee in Geneva has marked the historical debut of Robert Martin’s tenure as a member of the Committee. Robert, elected in June 2016 at the 10th Conference of States Parties, is the first person with an intellectual disability to be elected to the Committee....
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