UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Acasa UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Preamble

 

The States Parties to the present Convention,

 

(a)     Recalling the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations which recognize the inherent dignity and worth and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

 

(b)      Recognizing that the United Nations, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenants on Human Rights, has proclaimed and agreed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind,

 

(c)     Reaffirming the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of all human rights and fundamental freedoms and the need for persons with disabilities to be guaranteed their full enjoyment without discrimination,

 

(d)     Recalling the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,  the  Convention  on  the  Elimination  of All  Forms  of Discrimination  against  Women,  the  Convention  against  Torture  and  Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families,

 

(e)      Recognizing   that   disability   is  an  evolving   concept   and  that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,

 

(f)       Recognizing    the   importance    of   the   principles    and   policy guidelines contained in the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons  and in the Standard  Rules  on  the Equalization  of Opportunities  for Persons   with   Disabilities   in  influencing   the  promotion,   formulation   and evaluation  of  the  policies,  plans,  programmes  and  actions  at  the  national, regional and international  levels to further equalize opportunities  for persons with disabilities,

 

(g)      Emphasizing the importance of mainstreaming disability issues as an integral part of relevant strategies of sustainable development,

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