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The convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

A training guide

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The Training Guide is for facilitators of training courses on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol who are already familiar with the international human rights system. The Convention challenges customs and behaviour based on stereotypes, prejudices, harmful practices and stigma relating to persons with disabilities, and promotes their full participation in all spheres of life. It is already applicable in 137 countries around the world. The Training Guide’s methodology is interactive and promotes a participatory approach. Its modules can be used to develop tailored training courses to meet the needs of specific audiences (government officials, health professionals, civil society, employers’ organizations, etc.). It is also helpful as a general information resource on the Convention and its Optional Protocol.

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About the training guide

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol in 2006 as a means of improving respect for the rights of persons with disabilities, who, according to the latest figures, comprise some 15 per cent of the world’s population. Since 2006, ratification of the Convention and Optional Protocol has proceeded at a rapid pace. However, knowledge about the Convention and how to implement and monitor it has not necessarily kept up. This in turn has led to an increase in requests for training courses to build capacities of national stakeholders—representatives of Government, civil society, national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and others.

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