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OHCHR: Civil Society Input Requested On the Role of International Cooperation in Support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

arton2794As requested inHuman Rights Council(HRC)resolution 13/11, entitled “Human Rights of Person with Disabilities: national implementation and monitoring and introducing as the theme for 2011 the role of international cooperation in support of national efforts for the realization of the rights of persons with disabilities,” the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is preparing a study to increase awareness on the role played by international cooperation in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

As the study, to be presented at the 16th session of the HRC (March 2011), will be developed in consultation with relevant stakeholders, such as States, regional organizations, the Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development, national human rights institutions, and civil society organizations – including organizations of persons with disabilities, OHCHR isrequestingthe above-mentioned stakeholders to provide relevant views and information on:

a) Key measures adopted at national level to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and relative budgetary allocations;

b) Challenges and obstacles to the full implementation at national level of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;

c) The existence, scope and content of policies and/or guidelines adopted at national level to guide international cooperation in support of the Convention;

d) Forms of international cooperation at bilateral and multilateral level that, as a complement to national effort, can play a key role in assisting the realization of the Convention at national level;

e) Examples of engagements in international cooperation and assessment of their impact on promoting the realization of the Convention.

The deadline for submissions is30 September 2010.

In addition, OHCHR is planning to hold an open-ended consultation in October 2010.

More information is availableonline.

Submissions should be sent to:

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),
United Nations Office at Geneva,
CH 1211 Geneva 10,
Fax.: + 41 22 917 90 08,
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to develop constructive relations between the UN and civil society organizations.

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