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Aplicación de la Convención de la ONU sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad (CDPD)

Aplicación de la Convención de la ONU sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad (CDPD)

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

La versión española de este tratado se puede descargar desde este enlace web de las Naciones Unidas:  www.un.org/disabilities/documents/convention/convoptprot-s.pdf
 
It is the main instrument for providing basic human rights to the world's disabled peoples, who number about 15% of the global population. While the UN Convention is an international instrument, its success in making a difference in the lives of a billion people rests with its implementation taking place at the national (country) level.  
 
To that end, the WBU will work closely with its national members, through its region offices to ensure that our members understand the Convention, its implications and opportunities for blind and low vision people, and provide our members with the tools and knowledge to work with their own governments around the ratification and implementation of the Convention. The WBU continues to work closely with other International Disabled Persons Organizations in the International Disability Alliance (IDA), monitoring CRPD progress and sharing successes and concerns with the relevant UN bodies tasked with monitoring the use of the convention in all countries that have signed on to support the CRPD. 
 
We have developed a toolkit to assist members to work with their national and local government agencies in order to implement the various aspects of this convention. This toolkit can be found under our Resources section along with other WBU toolkits. If members want to learn more about how they can work with their local government to assist in implementing the CRPD, they can contact the WBU office​ and we will support members with any CRPD concerns they may have.  
 
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