The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guides our daily work.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...

  • was adopted in 2006 and entered into force in 2008
  • is one of the United Nations’ core human right treaties
  • has been ratified by the majority of UN member states
  • defines principles of non-discrimination, inclusion, equality and participation to be applied in domestic and international policy and practice, state parties’ development cooperation and humanitarian aid and
  • is used by LIGHT FOR THE WORLD and its partners as a key reference to measure how well the rights of persons with disabilities are respected in policies, legislation and programmes are realised.

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