United Nations. (2006).Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and optional protocol. Retrieved from Geneva:http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.
Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to leave no one behind. The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy provides the foundation for sustainable and transformative progress on disability inclusion through all pillars of the work of the United Nations: peace and security, human rights, and development. Achieving transformative and lasting change on disability inclusion through the Disability Inclusion Strategy is a priority for the United Nations, including in times of crisis.
Primary school girls in Nalanda Bihar, India, using sign language to communicate in class. PHOTO:UNICEF/Vishwanathan
AT is a facilitator of at least 9 Articles of the Convention
United Nations (2006) Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and optional protocol. Geneva, United Nations
The principles of the present Convention shall be:
1. Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons;
3. Full and effective participation and inclusion in society;
4. Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity;
5. Equality of opportunity;
7. Equality between men and women;
8. Respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to preserve their identities. (Convention, Article 3).
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Article 3 General principles
Article 4 General obligations
Article 9 Accessibility
Article 19 Living independently and being included in the community
Article 20 Personal mobility
Article 21 Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information
Article 24 Education
Article 25 Health
Article 26 Habilitation & rehabilitation
Article 28 Adequate standard of living and social protection
Article 29 Participation in political and public life