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"Our Right to knowledge" - New UNDP & WBU-AP Report on legal reforms for Marrakesh Treaty Ratification

We are excited to announce the release of a joint UNDP and WBU Asia-Pacific report, titled “Our Right to Knowledge: Legal reviews for the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.” This report is “intended to facilitate policy dialogue, legal reforms and community engagement in the Asia-Pacific region with respect to efforts to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty and ensure that those with disabilities can realize their rights guaranteed in international law.” This report is very timely, given the theme of the post-2015 development agenda: “leave no one behind.” Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, specifically their right to knowledge, is essential for achieving development goals as well as ensuring greater equality and inclusion through access to information, employment and education.

This report offers important background information on the issue and provides case studies of three countries in the region that have advanced efforts in the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty; India, Thailand, and Mongolia. It then analyzes six other countries in the region and their efforts to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty and makes recommendations regarding the legal reforms that are necessary for each country to comply with the Marrakesh Treaty. The report is available here for download in English: 
UNDP and WBU-AP report on Marrakesh Treaty.docx.docUNDP and WBU-AP report on Marrakesh Treaty
It is also available on the UNDP site, in English, electronic braille, DAISY and Audio (MP3). The link to the UNDP site is:  www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/library/democratic_governance/hiv_aids/our-right-to-knowledge--legal-reviews-for-the-ratification-of-th/


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