- February 22, 2023

This analysis is a contribution from the Bridge CRPD-SDGs Training Initiative aims to demonstrate how major instruments including Sendai Framework, Human Rights Council (HRC) Resolution and Humanitarian Charter, mutually reinforce, intersect and complement each other. It reflects how they lay out foundations for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies following the spirit and the letter of the CRPD.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) played a pivotal role in influencing several recent international processes and frameworks, of which the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is undoubtedly the most comprehensive. 

This analysis sets out how the CRPD has influenced three of these recently negotiated milestone frameworks, namely: 

  • The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030, May 2015, 
  • The HRC Resolution on the rights of persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies, March 2016, and 
  • The Charter on inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action, June 2016. 

 The involvement of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations was instrumental during this intense and evolving period (2015 - 2018). IDA played a unique role in their negotiation, advocating and supporting States, along with several partners, including but not restricted to CBM, HI, UNRHC and ICRC.

The analysis is structured to demonstrate confluences, intersections and complementarity between these major instruments in eight thematic areas including participation, women and girls with disability, inclusive policy, inclusive response and services, cooperation and coordination, disaggregation of data, build back better and awareness raising and training.

You can read the full report here in PDF.