20.04.2015

Far reaching recommendations by disability committee

At the end of the 13th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, we have some of the strongest recommendations (or concluding observations) to date on international cooperation (article 32) and situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies (article 11).

The following countries have recommendations on international cooperation: Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Germany, Dominican Republic, the Cook Islands and Croatia. Five of which stress the importance of the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the post-2015 development agenda.

These countries have recommendations on situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies, many of which reinforce the outcome of the Sendai World Conference on DRR: Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Germany, the Dominican Republic, the Czech Republic and the Cook Islands.

These recommendations (Concluding Observations) are the key actions that governments must take over the next 4 years, until their subsequent examinations are due. The words are the underlying messages to hold governments to account on these important issues. I urge you to use them!

You can find all recommendations here in the drop down list beside the named country.