The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) aims to "promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity." It sets out expectations of actions for countries that have ratified the CRPD.
The CRPD was developed and passed in record time by the UN with unprecedented involvement and support from persons with disabilities. Canada signed the CRPD in 2007 and ratified it in March 2010. Manitoba is committed to fulfilling the CRPD.
CRPD rights and obligations involve making sure persons with disabilities:
For more information about the CRPD, please see link: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/convtexte.htm#convtext
For an explanation about the CRPD, please see link: http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_43893.html
Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard, Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, today applauded Canada's decision to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Read the entire March 11, 2010 news release.