SECRETARIAT FOR THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Room S 2906
NEW YORK, NY (Etats-Unis)
La Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées et son Protocole facultatif relèvent d'un secrétariat commun, composé de personnel appartement au Département des affaires économiques et sociales des Nations Unies (DAES), installé à New York, et au Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux Droits de l'Homme (HCDH), dont le siège est à Genève.
As the Focal Point on Disability in the United Nations system, SCRPD works to advance the rights of persons with disabilities in society and development, through key global instruments such as the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (1982), the Standard Rules on Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1994) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), as well as other relevant human rights and development instruments.
SCRPD focuses its work on the following: supporting inter-governmental bodies such as the General Assembly and ECOSOC; servicing the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; promoting international normative framework on disability; implementing international norms and standards relating disability at national, regional and international levels; technical cooperation; mainstreaming disability in development agenda, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed development goals.
Within the UN system, SCRPD co-chairs the UN Inter-agency Support Group on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (IASG).
SCRPD promotes and supports multi stakeholder partnerships among Governments, the United Nations system organizations, academic institutions, civil society and organizations of persons with disabilities in particular.