Kochita needs your help

About KocihtaThe Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) launched Kocihta as a national registered charity (#846394922 RR 0001) in October 2013. Kocihta, phonetically enuciated “Koh-chee-tah”,  is one of only six national Indigenous charities/non-profits in Canada helping to resolve the Indigenous education and employment gap — our nation’s biggest socio-economic issue. It is the only national charity with the […]

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Brussels, 21 May 2015 Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it expresses its strong support to the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).  It was adopted with an overwhelming majority among the political parties. The resolution followed a plenary debate of the European […]

The right of persons with disabilities to social protection – Call for submissions

Questions in French and Spanish (Word) The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, is currently preparing a study to be presented at the 70th session of the General Assembly, in October 2015, on the right of persons with disabilities to social protection. The Special Rapporteur welcomes inputs, in accessible formats, […]

CRPD Day of Discussion on Right to Education of People with Disabilities

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today held a day of general discussion on the right to education of persons with disabilities.  Experts from the United Nations as well as self-advocates, representatives of States and non-governmental organizations, and members of academia made statements and engaged in dialogues on the challenges in implementing […]

CRPD considers initial report of Mongolia

9 April 2015 The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities yesterday and today considered the initial report of Mongolia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Munkhbaatar Begzjav, Deputy Minister for Population Development and Social Protection of Mongolia, said that persons with disabilities constituted some 3.3 per […]

CRPD considers report of the Dominican Republic

8 April 2015 The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 April considered the initial report of the Dominican Republic on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Homero Luís Hernández Sánchez, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United […]

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities considers initial report of the Czech Republic

1 April 2015The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of the Czech Republic on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Michaela Marksova, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, presenting the report, said that in the […]

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities considers initial report of Turkmenistan

2 April 2015 The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Turkmenistan on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Seyitmammed Akmammedov, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Turkmenistan, said that the 2013 Code on the Social Protection […]

Human Rights Council approves landmark Resolution on the right of persons with disabilities

Geneva, 27 March 2015 – The Human Rights Council approved a landmark Resolution on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community on an equal basis with others. In a joint voice along with over 50 co-sponsors, Mexico introduced the proposal Resolution on the right of persons with disabilities […]

EDF meets UN committee to defend alternate report on EU implementation of CRPD

Geneva, 2 April 2015 | Today the disability movement met the UN Committee in Geneva and presented its Alternative Report raising its concerns about how the EU implements the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The EU ratified the UN CRPD in 2010 making it the first international human rights […]