Sustainable Development Goals And People With Disabilities

What are Sustainable Development Goals? The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs are an international set of goals that the UN member states are expected to use as a foundation to frame their political policies and agendas for the next 15 years. The SDGs expand on the Millennium Development Goals by including human rights, economic development …

Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? The Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UDHR was created to lay out the minimum standard of fundamental rights that are available to all persons anywhere in the world. The declaration is the first international agreement that sets out core human rights and is based on the …

The United Nations Convention On The Rights Of Children

What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child? The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a treaty built to include all cultures and legal systems in order to protect the civil, economic, political, cultural and social rights of children. The convention is based on the principle that children …

The United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

What is the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities? The United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD or CRPD) is an international document focusing on the rights for persons with disabilities. The need for the CRPD arose because despite the existence of numerous treaties that recognized various …

The Marrakesh Treaty

What is the Marrakesh Treaty? Over 90% of published material is not available to persons with a visual disability. The Marrakesh Treaty facilitates the access to published material for visually impaired persons and persons with print disabilities by allowing for copyright exceptions in domestic law. It has been created through an international campaign headed by …