UN Disability Convention: key documents and resources

UN Enable

The UN’s website is all about the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. This website also has the full text of the Convention and the Optional Protocol, as well as a Plain English version and Easy Read version.
Website: http://www.un.org/disabilities/

See also the Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention.

Making rights a reality

A booklet produced by the Commission containing the Convention text. You can order it from the Commission's helpline, or download it from this website.


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides information about the UN Disability Committee and its monitoring and reporting procedure. It has a guide ‘Monitoring the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The website also has a complaints form.
Website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/CRPDIndex.aspx

The OHCHR has published several guides and factsheets about the Conventions and working with the UN.

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