UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006 and entered into force in 2008 and is now the global human rights standard relating to inclusion of persons with disabilities. It sets out human rights as they relate to persons with disabilities, and is unique among human rights instruments on containing an article on international cooperation.
Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights page on UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities role it is to receive reports by States on the implementation of the UNCRPD. Includes links to meetings of the CRPD committee, reports filed by States, committee findings on States, and information about Conferences of States party (including elections for members).
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (disability section)
contains thematic studies, reports, press releases and speeches, training and advocacy tools, policy briefs and publications relating to the rights of persons with disabilities.
UN ENable is the official website of the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) in the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat. The website provides public information on topics related to disability and the work of the United Nations for persons with disabilities.
The UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD)
is a cooperation between United Nations entities, governments, disabled people’s organisations (DPOs/OPDs) and the broader civil society to advance disability rights around the world. The site contains partnership documents and UN programming guidance notes. There is an associated Multi Donor Trust Fund to mobilise resources for the partnership.
The Inter-agency support group for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
is tasked with promoting compliance with the principles of the CRPD, and increasing the scale and effectiveness of UN involvement in disability issues. The website contains group documents, reports and UN programming guidance in regards to disability inclusion.
The World Health Organisation provides information on WHO initiatives in relation to disability, links to fact sheets, publications and research.
The World Bank provides links to its news, information about relevant projects, data, and research relating to disability-inclusive development.
International Disability Alliance (IDA) is the umbrella organisation for all peak body international OPDs. Its website contains position papers and submissions that contribute to the evidence base and help to inform programming.
Disabled People’s International (DPI) is an international organisation and provides links to DPOs affiliated with it. See DPI's list of national members under each of its regional offices.
The International Network of Women with Disabilities provides links to DPOs representing women with disabilities.
Zero project was initiated by the Essl Foundation and is organized in partnership with the World Future Council. Its mission is to work for a world with ‘zero’ barriers. The site contains news, research, and innovative policies and practices relating to accessibility and the rights of persons with disabilities.
Source Source is an international online resource centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact of information on disability and inclusion in development and humanitarian contexts. It contains key lists of the top 30 resources, which are organised into six related disability and inclusion topic areas. It also has bibliographic, contacts and distributor databases to search for international disability and health resources and organisations.