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Protest of persons with disabilities in La Paz, Bolivia

The CRPD and the struggle of persons with disabilities for personhood

Posted on: November 17, 2022
(Video) The Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities is allowing those who were assumed to be hidden permanently from the world to have their moral agency both respected and restored.
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The CRPD and Climate Action.

Posted on: November 16, 2022
(Video) The UN treaty on the rights of people with disabilities gives us key departure points to ensure that climate action, climate justice and adaptation both responds to our needs and also values our voice in framing solutions.

Protecting persons with disabilities in military conflicts: Statement to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Posted on: October 14, 2022
The disability community does not call for new norms on civilian protection, but to make existing norms visible and to apply them effectively.
The Special Rapporteur visits a repair shop of wheelchairs and mobility devices in Jordan

Jordan stands out as a regional leader on disability rights.

Posted on: September 16, 2022
After his official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities lauds efforts on disability rights and encourages international support.
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UN Special Rapporteur warns about the situation of children with disabilities in Ukraine.

Posted on: August 16, 2022
(Audio) In dialogue with the BBC, Gerard Quinn explained his concerns about the risks faced by children with disabilities, particularly those living in institutions. This is the full interview and transcript of that conversation.

Afghanistan: UN human rights experts warn of bleak future without turnaround.

Posted on: August 15, 2022
With the humanitarian situation worsening, the international community bears responsibility for ensuring that Afghans receive the basic necessities of life including food, water, education, a livelihood and a safe home.