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Realizing the millennium development goals for persons with disabilities towards 2015 and beyond

UNITED NATIONS
February 2011

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This report presents a resolution adopted by the General Assembly at the 71st plenary meeting. It provides information about the inclusion of people with disabilities in the millennium development goals and outlines specific requests to the secretary general regarding inclusive development efforts. This resource is useful to people interested in the MDGs and people with disabilities

Including the rights of persons with disabilities in UN programming at country level : a guidance note for United Nations country teams and implementing partners

INTER-AGENCY SUPPORT GROUP ON THE CONVENTION FOR THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
2011

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"This guidance note outlines four main areas for mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities: UN cooperation at country level; country analysis (preceding UNDAF development); strategic planning (development of the UNDAF and its results matrix) and monitoring and evaluation (M&E)....By mainstreaming disability rights in their work at country level, UNCTs can respond to the request of persons with disabilities themselves, who have been calling for a new approach to disability, grounded on the conviction that all persons should be equally valued"

Keeping the promise : realizing the Millennium Development Goals for persons with disabilities towards 2015 and beyond

UNITED NATIONS
July 2010

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This report presents a "comprehensive biennial review on the implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, and the progress and challenges concerning the advancement of persons with disabilities in the context of development and the realization of the Millennium Development Goals." It consists of an introduction, five informative sections, and recommendations to advance disability-inclusive Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals by member states and other stakeholders. The detailed annexes provide further technical information in support of the recommendations

Realizing the millennium development goals for persons with disabilities through the implementation of the world programme of action concerning disabled persons and the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
February 2009

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This report presents actions and issues to consider in order to meet the millennium development goals through the implementation of the world programme of action concerning disabled persons and the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by including and integrating their rights, well-being and perspectives in development efforts at national, regional and international levels
A/RES/63/150

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
July 2008

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This report recategorises violence and abuse perpetrated against persons with disabilities as torture or a form of ill-treatment. It is intended that victims and advocates will thereby pursue stronger legal protection and redress for violations of human rights. This resource would be useful for anyone wiht an interest in disability, development and human rights

Promotion of non-handicapping environments for disabled persons : guidelines

UNITED NATIONS
1995

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Barrier-free structures in the built environment enable people with disabilities to participate in mainstream society. These guidelines contain recommendations on planning and building design, public awareness initiatives, access policy provisions and legislation to promote barrier-free environments. The guidelines are intended to serve as a reference for decision-makers and programme personnel working on human settlement issues, especially those in architecture, research and training, urban planning and management, and the elimination of physical barriers to disabled persons' freedom of movement

Disability statistics compendium

United Nations. Department of International and Social Affairs
1990

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This compendium provides detailed national data from the late 1980s on topics related to disability.

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