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UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD)

Individuals using wheelchairs on a ramp demonstrating tactile surfaces, contrasting handrails and level rest areas

Accessible Entrance to a Subway station in Sapporo, with tactile pavement, handrail. Photo: Andres Balcazar

Convention: English [HTML] – Optional Protocol: English [HTML]
Convention and Optional Protocol: English [Accessible PDF] Download PDF
Convention and Optional Protocol: Français [PDF] Download PDF
Convention and Optional Protocol: Español [PDF] Download PDF
Convention and Optional Protocol: عربي [PDF] Download PDF
Convention and Optional Protocol: Русский [PDF] Download PDF
Convention and Optional Protocol:汉语 [PDF] Download PDF


UN AGENCIES and GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UN DESA) : www.un.org/desa
Promoting the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (UN Enable) : http://www.un.org
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) :www.unesco.org
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) : www.unicef.org
United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) : www.unsdn.org
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) :www.unescap.org
UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID) : www.un-gaid.org/en
Office of The High Commissioner on Human Rights – Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (OHCHR) :http://www.ohchr.org/en
World Health Organization (WHO) : www.who.org
World Bank Group (World Bank) : www.worldbank.org


NEWSLETTERS

Global Accessibility News : www.globalaccessibilitynews.com
Disability Scoop : www.disabilityscoop.com
Design For All Foundation : www.designforall.org
Universal Design Newsletter : www.UniversalDesign.com
European Network on Accessible Tourism : www.accessibletourism.org


STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS

International Standard Organization : www.iso.org
Canadian Standard Association : www.csa.ca
US Access Board : (ADA and ADAAG):www.access-board.gov/
Comisión Panamericana de Normas Técnicas : www.copant.org
Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación : www.aenor.com


INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

International Union of Architects (UIA) : www.uia-architectes.org/en
International Society of City and Regional Planners : www.isocarp.org
The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) : http://iflaonline.org/
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) : www.apld.org/


TRANSPORTATION

Transportation Research Board : www.trb.org/
Access Exchange International : www.globalride-sf.org
ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization : www.icao.int
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy : www.itdp.org
TRANSED – International Conference on ‘Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons’ : http://transed2015.com/


INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (ICT)

The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) : www.g3ict.org
Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) Consortium : www.daisy.org
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) : www.w3.org
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) : www.itu.int
Fundación Sidar – Acceso Universal : www.sidar.org


INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCIES

Australia : Australian Agency for International Development(AusAID)
Canada : Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA)
Denmark : Danish International Development Agency(DANIDA)
European Union : EuropeAid Development and Cooperation
Finland : Department for International Development Cooperation(FINNIDA)
France : French Development Agency(AfD)
Japan : Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Korea : Korea International Cooperation Agency
Kuwait : Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
New Zealand : New Zealand Agency for International Development(NZAid)
Norway : Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Saudi Arabia : Saudi Fund for Development
Spain : Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
Sweden : Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(Sida)
Switzerland : Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation(SDC) ,Helvetas
United Kingdom : Department for International Development(DFID)
United States : United States Agency for International Development(USAID),
Others : Inter-American Foundation (IAF) ,Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) , and the African Development Foundation (ADF),


FUNDING ORGANIZATIONS

Disability Rights Fund : www.disabilityrightsfund.org
Open Source Initiative : www.opensource.org
UN Voluntary Fund on Disability : www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/disunvf.htm
Innocentive Challenges : www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/browse


INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Christian Blind Mission : www.cbm.org
Disabled People’s International : www.dpi.org
Design for All Foundation : www.designforall.org
Down Syndrome International : www.ds-int.org
European Disability Forum : www.edf-feph.org
Inclusion International : www.inclusion-international.org
International Disability Alliance : www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People : www.ifhoh.org
Rehabilitation International : www.riglobal.org
World Blind Union : www.worldblindunion.org
World Disability Union : www.worlddisabilityunion.org
World Federation of the Deaf : www.wfdeaf.org
World Federation of the DeafBlind : www.wfdb.org
The Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families : www.riadis.org
The World Network of User and Survivors of Psychiatry : www.wnusp.net


Other Links

Zero Project
Design for All Foundation
The Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (Jordan)
The Haitian Federation of Associations and Institutions of Persons with Disabilities of Haiti (FHAIPF)
Ministry of Social Affairs (United Arab Emirates)
European Network on Accessible Tourism (ENAT)
Disabled Peoples International (DPI)
The Gulf Disability Society
The Supreme Committee for Disabled Affairs
The Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI)
Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care, Special Needs and Minors Affairs
Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS)