Questionnaire on "the right of persons with disabilities to the highest attainable standard of health" - Call for submissions

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, is currently preparing a study, to be presented at the 73rd session of the General Assembly (October 2018), on the right of persons with disabilities to the highest attainable standard of health.

The Special Rapporteur welcomes inputs, in accessible formats (Word), in English, French or Spanish, from Member States, international and regional organizations, UN agencies, funds and programmes, organizations of and for persons with disabilities, civil society, national human rights institutions and other national independent mechanisms designated or established to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, disability or equality Ombudspersons, scholars, research institutions and policy think tanks, private sector businesses and networks, community movements, and private individuals.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to the address no later than 30 March 2018. Concise responses are encouraged, inclusive of relevant attachments where available.

Kindly indicate if you have any objections with regard to your reply being posted on this website.

Specific information request in English | French | Spanish (Word).

List of replies received: Only official responses in accessible format have been posted

Member States


Civil society, including DPOs

Individuals (response available upon request)

  • Paul Milton
  • Martha Savage
  • Mari Yamamoto