CRPD Ratification Advocacy

On July 30, 2009, the United States signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  USICD is a leading voice in advocating for United States ratification of this international treaty and urges the Senate to approach ratification in the same bi-partisan spirit that led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

USICD continues its convening of national dialogues to bring disability advocates together for sharing ideas and commitment to U.S. ratification of the CRPD through conferences and teleconferences.

Upcoming Events

Toward a strategic planning for the enhancement of the regional partnership on Disability and Develo
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Thursday, April 24, 2014

CBR MEETING ON ARUBA
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The New Era of Inclusive Movement Services Conference
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Thursday, May 8, 2014
9:00 AM ET - 3:00 PM ET

30th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014 - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

3rd Annual M-Enabling Summit
Monday, June 9, 2014 - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Seventh session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Thursday, June 12, 2014

Inclusion International 16th World Congress: A Better World for All – No one Left behind
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014

6th International Disability Law Summer School
Monday, June 16, 2014 - Saturday, June 21, 2014

Inaugural International Summit on Accessibility
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AIDS 2014 20th International AIDS Conference
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014

COLLOQUIUM ANNOUNCEMENT Sign languages, deaf communities in Africa and Cote d'Ivoire: What future?
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014

Current Issues in Sign Language Linguistics (CISL) Open Congress
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014

12th Session of the CRPD Committee
Monday, September 15, 2014 - Friday, October 3, 2014

Ever Widening Circle and Annual Disability Policy Summit
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Thursday, October 9, 2014

Africa Forum Details Announced!
Friday, October 10, 2014 - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Destinations for All. A World Summit
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Resources

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) - PDF version

Download the PDF version of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities here

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Microsoft Word

This is a version of the CRPD and its Optional Protocol in word format.

Disabled Peoples International (DPI) Ratification and Implementation Toolkits

Advocates can use the DPI Ratification Toolkit as a guide to the process of working with their national government to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The accompanying Implementation Toolkit offers guidance to advocates on how to ensure that their country fully implements the CRPD.

Finding the Gaps: A Comparative Analysis of Disability Laws in the United States to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Compares existing laws in the United States against the CRPD and analyzes the gaps in these laws. By the National Council on Disability; 146 pages.

 

US Signs the CRPD

Pesident Obama Signing Order for US Signature to the CRPD.

July 24, 2009, President Barack Obama signs the order for the United States to become a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the East Room of the White House.  Read USICD's media release about this event herePhoto Courtesy Rehabilitation International.