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U.N. Enable is the home page for the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  It contains important information regarding international implementation of the Convention.


Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI) is a worldwide network of disabled people’s organizations with national assemblies in 135 countries. DPI’s world headquarters are in Canada. DPI has produced a toolkits on implomenting the CRPD. 

Implementation toolkit:


Australian Announces National Disability Strategy

“It is the first time in our history that all governments have committed to a unified, national approach to improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers,” Senator McLucas said.


Australian Shadow Reporting Project

Leading disability organisations have partnered to form a project group which is compiling a Shadow Report on Australia's implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).


Australia and the Optional Protocol

Australia acceded to the Optional Protocol on 21 August 2009 following public consultation.  IDEA believes a similair process should be undertaken in Canada.  The OP is critical to holding governments accountable.


Slovenia's Action Programme for persons with disabilities 2007-2013

The Slovenian Plan is one example of a plan building on the CRPD and EU intiatives.  IDEA was impressed with the strong committment to involving and "empowering" the disability community in regards to implementation and ongoing evaluation.



UNICEF has produced a special issue of its journal, Innocenti Digest, called “Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities.” This publication covers issues related to inclusion and features case studies of successful inclusion efforts. It can be downloaded from:

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