The UN Committee will meet with the disability movement in Geneva on Thursday, 2 April, to hear about their concerns over how the EU is implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).
The EU has ratified the UN Convention in 2010 making it the 1st international human rights treaty that has ever been ratified by a regional organisation. By ratifying the UN Convention, the EU has agreed to take important steps for equal rights and full inclusion of persons with disabilities in all areas of life.
Find more about what the UN Convention foresees at the UN website.
The EU was required to submit a report to the UN Committee last year detailing the steps it has taken to support its 80 million members who are disabled.
The report from the EU will be examined for the first time by the UN Committee in Geneva on April 2, 2015.
Find more about the EU review process on EDbN website .
Based on the knowledge of its members from all over Europe, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders, EDF created the EDF Alternative Report on the implementation of the UN Convention by the EU to provide the perspective of individuals with disabilities and fill in any gaps that the EU report has.
Download EDF Alternative Report here (in accessible PDF format with Easy-To-Read translation)