News: Disabilities
Disabilities - Mon Mar 26 2007
People with disabilities
The Convention on the rights of people with disabilities will be ratified in a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York. States and NGOs from around the world will be in attendance on this historic occasion.
Disabilities - Thu Dec 14 2006
Adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Though the negotiations for the Convention have now been completed with its successful adoption as a part of international human rights law, many delegations noted that the most important work - that of successful ratification and implementation – is just beginning.
Human Rights /Disabilities - Tue Aug 15 2006
ESC rights and the disability convention
A UN panel discussion will allow groups that work with ESCR to share experiences in their implementation with groups that work on disability issues. 17 August, New York.
Disabilities - Thu May 18 2006
Women with disabilities and sexual violence in Kenya
Accessing rights for persons with disabilities in Kenya is a major challenge, and is even more difficult for women with disabilities, as awareness on their human rights is low and slow, argues Monica Mbaru-Mwangi, a disability activist.
Disabilities - Tue Mar 21 2006
Statement by the International Labour Office (ILO) on rights of persons with disabilities
In 2006, the ILO Employment Sector will be making additional efforts to ensure that the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as disability issues in general and the participation of women and men with disabilities, are reflected in its skills development, enterprise development, and employment strategies work, and in the work of its partners.
Disabilities - Tue Mar 21 2006
Persons with disabilities and the ad hoc Committee
The Eighth Session of the ad hoc committee on a comprehensive and integral international Convention on protection and promotion of the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities will be held in August 14, 2006.
Disabilities - Thu Mar 16 2006
Disability News
Information and regular news updates on the status of negotiations on the drafting of the Convention and the work of the Ad Hoc Committee.
Disabilities - Mon Feb 13 2006
First-ever treaty for people with disabilities gains ground
After a three-week marathon session, a United Nations committee has expressed confidence in finalising a new international treaty to protect the disabled by the end of the year.
Disabilities - Mon Nov 28 2005
December 3: International Day of Disabled Persons
The theme for this year's International Day of Disabled Persons is a call for the inclusion of people with disabilities in development strategies.
Disabilities - Fri Jun 24 2005
Disabled people's organizations working in Tsunami-affected areas
The Global Partnership for Disability and Development has created the first compilation of information on the work of disabled persons organizations (DPOs) in the context of the tsunami. The information was obtained from a listserve created by the World Bank's Disability and Development Team for members of DPOs.

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