July 2, 2019•Advocacy Matters
Advocacy Matters: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
July 2, 2019
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
In June, the United Nations hosted the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The disability advocacy community refers to the international treaty on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as the CRPD.
The CRPD is an international treaty that identifies and promotes the rights of persons with disabilities. The principles in the CRPD are non-discrimination, inclusion in society, equality, and access. The treaty also established a United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The U.N. Committee hosted the recent conference in June. There were U.N. General Sessions and workshops on technology, health care, the inclusion of people with disabilities into society, moving people out of institutions, civil rights, public access, and so much more.
The U.N. had live broadcasts of all workshop and General Sessions. Disability Rights Pennsylvania has a link to the information on our website. Visit our site. You will the link to the U.N. agenda and locate every statement, roundtable, and dialogue.
We also have a link to CRPD which was adopted by the U.N. in 2006. https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html
Many countries have ratified the CRPD. Unfortunately, efforts to ratify the CRPD in the U.S. Senate have failed.
#AdvocacyMatters and one day, the United States will join the long list of countries who have ratified the CRPD.