United Nations Development Group Delivering Together for Development
Documents on TT Persons with Disabilities
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Disability - Guidance Note for UN Country Teams
July 2010
Including the rights of persons with disabilities in United Nations programming at country level. A Guidance Note for United Nations Country Teams and Implementing Partners by the United Nations Development Group/Inter-Agency Support Group for the CRPD Task Team (UNDG/IASG/TT).
UNDG Guidance Note on Including the rights of persons with disabilities in UN programming at country level
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Working Documents

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UNDG/IASG TT Member List
24 September 2009
Terms of Reference of the UNDG/IASG Joint Task Team
September 2009
Terms of Reference for consultancy on guidance note
September 2009
Minutes of Task Team phone conference - 22 October 2008
October 2008
Learning Tools on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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CRPD Advocacy Toolkit
September 2009
From exclusion to equality: Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities
September 2009
Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol
IT'S ABOUT ABILITY
September 2009
Monitoring the CRPD: Guidance for human rights officers
September 2009
UN official documents

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol
September 2009
Thematic study by the OHCR on ehancing awareness and understanding of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
January 2009
The study focuses on legal measures required for the ratification and effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Report of the Secretary General on the Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the optional protocol thereto
August 2008
Mainstreaming disability in the development agenda
February 2008
The present note is prepared pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 2006/18, in which the Council decided to include the item entitled “Emerging issues” in the programme of work of the Commission for Social Development. The Bureau of the Commission, after consultation with its regional groups, decided that the topic for discussion under “Emerging issues” (agenda item 3 (c)) would be “Mainstreaming disability in the development agenda”. This note has been prepared by the Secretariat to facilitate the discussion. It provides an overview of the background, practicalities and resources related to mainstreaming disability in the development agenda in the context of the recent adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Studies and reports

Handbook: Making PRSP Inclusive
by: Handicap International, Christoffel-Blindenmission
January 2006
Policy Documents

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Draft Strategy of the Inter-Agency Support Group for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol
September 2009
Joint Statement of Commitment to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
September 2009
Triennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system
September 2009
Programming Guidelines on Disability

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Social Analysis and Disability: A Guidance Note
March 2007
Incorporating disability-inclusive development into bank-supported projects. This publication was developed and produced by the Social Development Family of the World Bank, which is found in the Sustainable Development Network (SDN). Documents in the Social Development Sector Guidance Note Series are published informally and circulated to encourage discussion and comment within the development community.
UNICEF Programme Guidance: Children with Disabilities
April 2007
Publication Lists

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WHO Publications Updated List
September 2009
UNICEF publications on children and disabilities
October 2009
Responses to Survey
Activities on Disability Undertaken by UN Agencies and UN Country Teams: Survey Questionnaire

Background

It is estimated that there are 650 million persons with disabilities in the world, of which approximately 80% live in developing countries. Stigmatization and exclusion from education, transport, cultural and civic activities, healthcare and employment, result in making persons with disabilities at high risk of poverty, with the effect that it has been estimated that 20% of the world’s poorest people have a disability. Children with disabilities are at higher risk of mortality, of lacking any form of education, of living in the streets. Women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple discriminations and are particularly exposed to abuse and violence, with limited opportunities to access health care, and to obtain protection and redress from the institutions of the State. Persons with disabilities, in short, are disproportionally excluded from benefiting from development, from participating in development processes and are at high risk of having their human rights violated.

In December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol, which came into force in May 2008. By clarifying the human rights standards and principles that apply to persons with disabilities, the CRPD offers a guiding frame of reference for UN programming for, and with persons with disabilities.

In recognition of the critical role the United Nations system has to play in protecting and promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, the United Nations Chief Executive Board established in 2007 an Inter-Agency Support Group for the CRPD (IASG for the CRPD), of which the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) share the chairmanship. The IASG for the CRPD works towards supporting the implementation of the CRPD, in particular by supporting States in their efforts to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities in line with the Convention.

In the implementation of this overall goal, the IASG for the CRPD has sought a partnership with the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and has identified the development of a guidance note to integrate the human rights of persons with disabilities in United Nations programming at country-level as a priority task. To this purpose, a joint UNDG/IASG Task Team (UNDG/IASG TT) has been established, which OHCHR, DESA and ILO co-chair.

In light of the above, it has been decided to develop a guidance note on how to integrate the human rights of persons with disabilities in United Nations programming at country level. The guidance will be hyperlinked to the CCA/UNDAF Guidelines. The note will serve to assist UN agencies and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) to integrate the rights of persons with disabilities and disability concerns in UN programming at country level, and to support the promotion and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and its Optional Protocol. The guidance note will be part of the broader application of a human rights based approach, one of the five inter-related principles of the CCA/UNDAF Guidelines.

Objectives of the survey

The following survey aims at informing the drafting of the guidance note and future UN work related to persons with disabilities. It is directed to UN agencies at field level.

It aims at collecting examples of concrete initiatives undertaken by agencies individually, and by UNCTs in a common fashion, together with Government and other partners. Your inputs will contribute to the identification of good practices related to persons with disabilities, especially – but not exclusively – in joint UN programming.

We greatly appreciate your taking the time to reply to the questions below. We are also asking you to attach documents reflecting the initiatives and activities you have undertaken. In addition, because the guidance note will include an initial mapping of tools and resources available on that you consider useful in disability related work in your country or region.

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Activities on Disability Undertaken by UN Agencies and UN Country Teams - Survey Questionnaire (UNDP)
2009
Activities on Disability Undertaken by UN Agencies and UN Country Teams - Survey Questionnaire (OHCHR)
2009
Activities on Disability Undertaken by UN Agencies and UN Country Teams - Survey Questionnaire (WHO)
2009
Activities on Disability Undertaken by UN Agencies and UN Country Teams - Survey Questionnaire (ILO)
2009