UN Convention on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities around the world are still suffering from discrimination and abuse. Conclusion of this convention is very important for the purpose of making the environment accessible for persons with disabilities and enabling them to live independently in their community and participate in society. Up-to-date information on the convention is provided at the following sites.

* United Nation’s site

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* Mr. Osamu Nagase,

who worked as a JICA training course coordinator and is an expert on the convention, has given us permission to include links to his two sites.

* Disabilities Information Resources (DINF)

DINF is run and maintainted by JSRPD. The aim of DINF is to provide an information resource for supporting the study of health and welfare topics for people with disabilities. The information is collected from many Japanese and international sources. There is a special emphasis on the role technologies can play in improving access to information for disabled persons.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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