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Hidden Treasure: Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Selection of documents regarding the rights of persons with disabilities, available at ECLAC’S Digital Repository.

5 December 2016|Briefing note

Politics concerning inclusion and no discrimination towards persons with disabilities are gaining more power each day. All over the world, countries are putting efforts into creating societies with equal opportunities for everyone.


The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, arguments that everyone, without distinction, must enjoy the same rights, a policy that many countries are just starting to apply recently.  


Likewise, the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, established in the goal 10 the necessity of “reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country.”


And now a selection of historic documents published between the years 1980 and 2009, which reveals some of the initiatives that have been taken towards persons with disabilities.





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