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Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and optional protocol

AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON A COMPREHENSIVE AND INTEGRAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
December 2006

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities acknowledges their rights to education, health, work and more. It provides a platform for action and activitism on inclusion and equity in countries which ratify and strive to implement it

Convention document legal analysis : a legal commentary on the draft convention text produced by the working group for the UN Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dign

LANDMINE SURVIVORS NETWORK
2004

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The legal analysis of the draft convention text Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities is an exellent document explaining and commenting on the convention text. This document addresses both legal experts and people who need legal background information about the convention

Health for all now! Revive Alma Ata

NARAYAN, Ravi
UNNIKRISHNAN, P V
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September 2003

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A collection of papers, statements, reflections and campaign material to celebrate and promote the principles of Alma Ata and health for all, and the People's Charter for Health. Contributors are activists and allies of the People's Health Movement seeking to revitalise and reinvigorate the ideas and momentum of Alma Ata and the primary health care movement

Biwako millennium framework for action : towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP)
2003

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The document sets out a draft regional framework for action that provides regional policy recommendations for action by governments in the region and concerned stakeholders to achieve an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for disabled people. The regional framework for action explicitly incorporates the millennium development goals and their relevant targets to ensure that concerns relating to disabled people become an integral part of efforts to achieve the goals

Biwako millennium framework for action towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP)
January 2003

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Provides information on the Biwako Framework that was adopted in 2002. The document sets out a draft regional framework for action that provides regional policy recommendations for action by governments in the region and concerned stakeholders to achieve an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for disabled people. The regional framework for action explicitly incorporates the millennium development goals and their relevant targets to ensure that concerns relating to disabled people become an integral part of efforts to achieve the goals

Update on the UNGASS declaration of committment on HIV/AIDS

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS (ICASO)
June 2002

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from the introduction: 'This Update contains information on how the Declaration [of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, adopted by the UN in June 2001] has been promoted by NGOs at the local and national level; by the central and regional secretariats of ICASO; and by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).' Describes a proposal to appoint UN Special Envoys to promote the declaration and reports on the development of indicators to aid the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Declaration

Implications of the Doha Declaration on theTRIPS Agreement and public health

CORREA, Carlos M
June 2002

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The Doha declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health affirmed that the TRIPS Agreement should be interpreted and implemented so as to protect public health and promote access to medicines for all. This paper provides an overview of the Declaration's antecedents, offers a general treatment of its provisions, provides guidance to WTO members in finding solutions to problems it poses, and discusses related issues that are not covered in the Declaration

Application of human rights to reporductive and sexual health : a compilation of the work of international human rights treaty bodies

STANCHIERI, Julie
MERALI, Isafahan
COOK, Rebecca
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March 2002

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This manual is designed to assist in the preparation of reports on compliance with (and violations of) rights to reproductive and sexual health by governmental departments and agencies, and nongovermental organisations (NGOs). It is also designed to assist in the development of advocacy manuals, training programmes, and research. The manual is divided into six sections, the Convention Against Torture and other Inhuman, Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Torture Convention); the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Women's Convention); the Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Children's Convention); the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR); and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (the Race Convention)

Asmara early childhood development conference documents : declaration, overview and synthesis statements

GOVERNMENT OF ERITREA
2002

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The report of the conference addresses the central theme of "Early childhood interventions: what works and experiences learned". It covers issues related to policy development, planning integrated early childhood development, effective community approaches and practices, disadvantaged children and indigenous knowledge and child upbringing. Basic recommendations and a framework for action form part of the conclusions and can be used as a reference for action, collaboration, networking and future follow up

Human rights and disability : the current use and future potential of United Nations human rights instruments in the context of disability

DEGENER, Theresia
QUINN, Gerard
2002

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This study reviews the current use of the United Nations human rights instruments and how they can be developed further. It addresses the shift from a charity based and medical approach towards a human rights, advocacy and empowerment based approach of disabled people's organisations.The study examines different human rights conventions and how they can be applied to people with disabilities and offers national case studies.The study is aimed at people with disabilities, policy makers and organisations working with disabled people

Reaching the most vulnerable : proposed supplement to the standard rules on the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities | Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission for Social Development on monitoring the implementation of th

LINDQVIST, Bengt
2002

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The Standard Rules is one of the most important tools for the inclusion of disabled people. In 2002 the United Nations special rapporteur presented a supplement for the standard rules which aims to fill the gaps within the standard rules and complement its text mentioning poverty alleviation, adequate housing and living conditions, special attention for disabled people in emergency situations, gender aspects and others. At the 42nd session of the Commission for Social Development in February 2004 it was suggested that this supplement for the standard rules be adopted.

The inclusion of disability in Norwegian development co-operation : planning and monitoring for the inclusion of disability issues in mainstream development activities

NORWEGIAN AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (NORAD)
January 2002

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This paper aims to follow up policy obligations by providing basic information for donors, including some references on selected disability issues, and guidelines on planning for and monitoring the inclusion of disability issues in future development work. The intention is to supplement existing materials by highlighting key issues, and illustrating how these can be managed within mainstream programme development

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