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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

UN Document Symbol A/AC.265/2006/L.8/Rev.1
Convention Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Document Type Other
Session Resumed 8th
Type Document

2 p.

Subjects Persons with Disabilities, Disability

Extracted Text

United Nations A/AC.265/2006/L.8/Rev.1
General Assembly
Distr.: Limited
1 December 2006
Original: English
06-63854 (E) 011206
Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive
and Integral International Convention on
the Protection and Promotion of the Rights
and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities
Resumed eighth session
New York, 5 December 2006
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolution 56/168 of 19 December 2001, by which it decided to
establish an Ad Hoc Committee, open to the participation of all Member States and
observers to the United Nations, to consider proposals for a comprehensive and
integral international convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of
persons with disabilities, based on a holistic approach in the work done in the fields
of social development, human rights and non-discrimination and taking into account
the recommendations of the Commission on Human Rights and the Commission for
Social Development,
Recalling also its previous relevant resolutions, the most recent of which was
resolution 60/232 of 23 December 2005, as well as relevant resolutions of the
Commission for Social Development and the Commission on Human Rights,
Welcoming the valuable contributions made by intergovernmental and nongovernmental
organizations and national human rights institutions to the work of the
Ad Hoc Committee,
1. Expresses its appreciation to the Ad Hoc Committee for having
concluded the elaboration of the draft convention on the rights of persons with
disabilities and the Optional Protocol to the Convention;
2. Adopts the Convention and the Optional Protocol to the Convention
annexed to the present resolution, which shall be open for signature at United
Nations Headquarters in New York as from 30 March 2007;
3. Calls upon States to consider signing and ratifying the Convention and
the Optional Protocol as a matter of priority, and expresses the hope that they will
enter into force at an early date;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the staff and facilities
necessary for the effective performance of the functions of the Conference of States
Parties and the Committee under the Convention and the Optional Protocol after the
entry into force of the Convention, as well as for the dissemination of information
on the Convention and the Optional Protocol;
5. Also requests the Secretary-General to implement progressively
standards and guidelines for the accessibility of facilities and services of the United
Nations system, taking into account relevant provisions of the Convention, in
particular when undertaking renovations;
6. Requests United Nations agencies and organizations, and invites
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, to undertake efforts to
disseminate information on the Convention and the Optional Protocol and to
promote their understanding;
7. Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its
sixty-second session a report on the status of the Convention and the Optional
Protocol and the implementation of the present resolution, under a sub-item entitled
“Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”.
[To be inserted from A/AC.265/2006/L.7 after approval by the Committee]