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CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 25

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

Work with disabled people’s organisations to:

(a) Improve and enforce legal accessibility standards across all areas of life, including green spaces, housing, IT, transport and emergency services.

(b) Consider UN advice on accessibility.

(c) Monitor progress towards full inclusion of disabled people, and take action against those who ignore their responsibilities.


Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party, in close collaboration with organizations of persons with disabilities:

(a) Identify outstanding gaps across the State party in terms of obligatory accessibility standards in all areas of the Convention, among others, the design of affordable and accessible physical environments, housing, ICT, information formats and transport infrastructure, including emergency services and green and public spaces in both urban and rural areas, and ensure that the standards are met.

(b) Pay attention to the links between article 9 of the Convention and the Committee’s general comment No. 2 (2014) on accessibility, and targets 9, 11.2 and 11.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

(c) Monitor the development towards full inclusion through accessibility and sanction violations of accessibility regulations.

Date of UN examination

03/10/2017

UN article number

9 (accessibility)

Last updated on 08/10/2019