Nepal Ratifies CRPD and Optional Protocol

May 7, 2010

Nepal became the 86th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the 53rd country to ratify the Optional Protocol on May 7, 2010.

The CRPD is the first international, legally-binding instrument meant to protect the human rights of people with disabilities.  It covers a range of human rights such as the right to access education and employment opportunities, transportation, public services, or information and communication; the right to freedom from abuse and torture; the right to equal access to justice; and more. 

Learn more about the CRPD and Optional Protocol at the United Nations Enable website.  Learn more about efforts to ratify the CRPD in the United States by exploring the website for the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD).