Policy, legislation and its implementation

  • Support governments and civil society, particularly organizations of persons with disabilities, to align or adopt legislation according to CRPD standards in at least 40 countries and monitor its implementation and impact on rights of the affected population.
    Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2018-2021
  • Support the United Nations Secretary General and the Chief Executives Board for Coordination to develop a UN system-wide policy, action plan and monitoring framework on persons with disabilities.
    Timeframe and/or implementation plan: by  April 2019
  • Improve OHCHR policies and practices to increase capacity of its staff on the human rights-based approach to disability, in all duty stations and the number of persons with disabilities working in OHCHR in any capacity.
    Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2018-2021
  • Perform monitoring of and reporting on the rights of persons with disabilities in a representative number of countries from different regions.
    Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2018-2021
  • Enhance the protection of human rights defenders working on the rights of persons with disabilities at national level, through supporting the development/adoption of policies to protect human rights defenders and the use of international/regional mechanisms. 
    Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2018-2021     

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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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