Call for input: Report on disability-inclusive international cooperation


CLOSED:
Submissions now online on this page
Issued by:
Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
Presented:
A/75/186 | Easy-to-Read version is forthcoming

Background

Twice a year, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities issues calls for inputs to inform her thematic studies to be presented at the Human Rights Council in its March session and at the General Assembly in October.

Objectives of the report

This thematic study on disability-inclusive international cooperation aims to assess the extent to which international cooperation, including official development aid, is inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities, and to provide guidance to States and international cooperation actors on how to become more disability-inclusive, in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

An expert consultation on disability-inclusive international cooperation was scheduled to take place in New York in June 2020, but had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Special Rapporteur also commissioned a study to assess the extent to which international cooperation is inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities. The study is based on literature review, donor surveys and interviews with 26 bilateral and multilateral agencies and 10 private donors.

Key questions and types of input sought

Questions

  1. Please describe how your country’s international cooperation efforts, including international development aid, are inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities; and how is funding tracked and reported.
  2. Please describe how South-South and triangular cooperation support your country’s efforts to implement the rights of persons with disabilities, including by facilitating the exchange of innovative knowledge, skills and successful initiatives.
  3. Please describe how your country coordinates, prioritizes and manages aid received from international cooperation in order to ensure that national development programmes are inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities.
  4. Please explain whether the Sustainable Development Goals resulted in increased international development aid benefitting persons with disabilities in your country and how.
  5. Please describe to what extent and how are persons with disabilities and their organizations involved and consulted in decisions related to international cooperation in your country, and how they can access international cooperation funds and grants (including legal requirements, procedures and challenges).
  6. Please provide any information and statistical data available on disability-inclusive international cooperation in your country, including information related to the challenges and limitations of the international aid system to promote the rights of persons with disabilities.

Access the questionnaires in French and Spanish

Inputs received

All submissions received in accessible Word format as of 30 June 2020 are published below, unless the submitter clearly indicated that they did not wish to have their input be made publicly available when submitting their response.

Submissions received in PDF format are not be published, but are available upon request at sr.disability@ohchr.org.

States

National Human Rights Institutions

Civil society, including Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

Academics and Individuals

  • Polly Meeks
  • Mirjakhon Turdi: submissions on Romania and on Uzbekistan (non-accessible, but available upon request)