'Working Together' – United Kingdom National Action Plan on Social Inclusion 2008-2010 'Working Together' is the fourth UK National Action Plan (NAP) on social exclusion. It explains how people from across the UK will be co-operating from 2008 to 2010 to tackle social exclusion and make a decisive impact on poverty. 'Working Together' follows an agreed format for NAPs and addresses social inclusion objectives shared across the EU.
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UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (UNCRPD) Neil Crowther, our Disability Programmes Director, writes on the UN Convention on the rights of disabled people (UNCRPD). In every aspect of life disabled people have the same rights as others. These rights are implicitly covered by other human rights treaties.
How to make sure government policies comply with the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People What does implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People mean for UK government? UK government departments must consider the Convention when developing new policies and programmes. If policies are being changed or new ones are being developed they must be considered against the Convention. Implementation of the UN Convention: Office for Disability Issues - Disabled people and legislation
The United Kingdom must submit its first report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on what it has done to implement the Convention by July 2011. Disabled people and their organisations were actively involved in campaigning for the Convention to exist. The Convention also says that disabled people and their representative organisations should be involved in the implementation, monitoring and reporting processes. It is for this reason that Disability Action’s Centre on Human Rights will develop a shadow report on the UK’s submission to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This report will consider how effectively the UN Convention has been implemented and how accurately the UK Government’s report reflects the experience of people with disabilities in Northern Ireland. This shadow report will also be sent to the UN Committee. Shadow Reporting
Disability Rights Watch UK is a project of United Kingdom Disabled Peoples' Council (UKDPC), and is supported by the Disability LIB Alliance and Scope . The project aims to ensure that disabled people, Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) and our allies, are fully involved in monitoring the UK's performance in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We will monitor the Convention by collecting evidence about the experiences of disabled people in the UK. We need your story as part of the evidence Disability Rights Watch UK
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) - stammering (stuttering) and disability discrimination The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the UK on 8th June 2009. With the possible exception of European treaties, the CRPD is the most important international treaty on disability. To put international instruments in context, see the introduction . The Convention, often known as the 'CRPD', came into force in May 2008. The convention text and news are available on the United Nations website at www.un.org/disabilities . The UK Government submitted its first compliance report on the CRPD in November 2011: see The First Report on the UN Convention (link to Office for Disability Issues) .
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The First Report on the UN Convention - UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People On 24 November 2011, the Government submitted the first UK report on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People to the United Nations. This report is an important milestone. Two years after ratification of the Convention it says what has been achieved in the UK, and the Government’s approach to delivering its commitment to equality for disabled people.