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1 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities What it means to people with an intellectual disability and their families Diane Richler, President, Inclusion International

2 What did our members say they wanted from the Convention? 3 year global study on poverty and disability produced “Hear Our Voices” 3 year global study on poverty and disability produced “Hear Our Voices”

3 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPD) Human rights instrument Human rights instrument Tool for development Tool for development New international paradigm for disability New international paradigm for disability

4 The Negotiations: A Struggle Recognizing the role of families Recognizing the role of families Legitimacy of Inclusion International Legitimacy of Inclusion International Achieving consensus Achieving consensus –Education –Legal Capacity

5 Inclusion International Priorities for Convention Implementation Recognition of Families Recognition of Families Inclusive Education Inclusive Education Legal Capacity Legal Capacity Living in the Community Living in the Community

6 Challenges in Ratification Ratification with reservations Ratification with reservations Translation into national languages Translation into national languages Inconsistencies in understanding Inconsistencies in understanding

7 Challenges in Implementation National plan and process National plan and process –Collaborating with government –Collaborating with other disability and human rights organizations Establishing benchmarks Establishing benchmarks –Setting goals –Demonstrating new approaches Monitoring Monitoring

8 How can we use the CRPD? Compass pointing us towards human rights and inclusion Compass pointing us towards human rights and inclusion Educational tool Educational tool Legal instrument Legal instrument


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