The employment rate for women with disabilities is 30% lower than for men with disabilities! Women with disabilities face a double discrimination.
This has to end if we are to truly leave no one behind! The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities promotes & protects the rights of persons with disabilities.
Countries meet at the UN disability conference this week.
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SUVA (9 December) – The United Nations Human Rights Office for the Pacific welcomes Samoa’s
and Micronesia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
On 2 December, Samoa ratified the Convention which was adopted by the General Assembly on 13 December 2006 and on 7 December, Micronesia became the 171th State party to the Convention.
“By ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the governments of Samoa and Micronesia have committed to improving the lives of persons with disabilities which is a very encouraging step forward.” said Ms Chitralekha Massey, Regional Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Pacific Regional Office.
Mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities in the post-2015 development agenda will be the main focus of the Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as they meet in New York from 9-11 June. Continue reading
At its inaugural session this week, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, adopted a five-year road map for the implementation of the Incheon Strategy to ‘Make the Right Real’ for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. Continue reading
A United Nations online survey launched today seeks to provide insight into how to reduce risk and help persons with disabilities around the world cope with and prepare for disaster events. The first-ever survey of its kind, produced by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and partners, focuses on issues such as Continue reading
Member States kicked off a three-day meeting at the United Nations in New York today with the aim of finding ways to improve living standards and employment for the more than one billion people worldwide living with disabilities. About 80 per cent of the people with disabilities are of working age and face physical, social, Continue reading
Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what they can achieve, rather than what they cannot, says UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children’s report. While WFP’s the first State of School Feeding Worldwide report, provides a global picture of developments in school feeding. Continue reading