United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

PWDA played an ongoing important role in the development of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) between 2004 to 2006 by organising national consultations, consultations with members, attending sessions of the UN Ad Hoc Committee and supporting delegates to attend sessions of the UN Ad Hoc Committee.

As part of DPO Australia, we regularly attend the Conference of States Parties (COSP) and participate in the Civil Society Shadow Report to the UN.

You can learn more at the UN’s website. The full text of the CRPD is available there in a variety of accessible formats, including Easy Read.

Click the links on the left to read more about PWDA’s role.