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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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  1. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities What it means to people with an intellectual disability and their families Diane Richler, President, Inclusion International

  2. What did our members say they wanted from the Convention? • 3 year global study on poverty and disability produced “Hear Our Voices”

  3. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities(UNPD) • Human rights instrument • Tool for development • New international paradigm for disability

  4. The Negotiations: A Struggle • Recognizing the role of families • Legitimacy of Inclusion International • Achieving consensus • Education • Legal Capacity

  5. Inclusion International Priorities for Convention Implementation • Recognition of Families • Inclusive Education • Legal Capacity • Living in the Community

  6. Challenges in Ratification • Ratification with reservations • Translation into national languages • Inconsistencies in understanding

  7. Challenges in Implementation • National plan and process • Collaborating with government • Collaborating with other disability and human rights organizations • Establishing benchmarks • Setting goals • Demonstrating new approaches • Monitoring

  8. How can we use the CRPD? • Compass pointing us towards human rights and inclusion • Educational tool • Legal instrument