CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 29

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Produce a thorough plan for reducing the risk of disasters. Develop strategies to ensure disabled people can access emergency support. (b) Ensure disability is always considered when responding to a humanitarian emergency. (c) Develop accessible information and warning systems for use in humanitarian emergencies. (d) Ensure disabled people’s organisations play an active part in preparing for disasters.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Adopt a comprehensive disaster risk reduction plan and strategies that provide for accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities in all situations of risk, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, in close consultation with organizations of persons with disabilities. (b) Mainstream disability in all humanitarian aid channels and involve organizations of persons with disabilities in setting priorities on aid distribution in the context of risk and humanitarian emergencies, paying attention to the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. (c) Develop information and warning systems in humanitarian emergencies that are accessible for all persons with disabilities. (d) Ensure that organizations of persons with disabilities participate in resilience teams at the local level and have an active role in advising on and formulating policies and guidelines regarding disaster preparedness and planning.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

11 (situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies)

Last updated on 11/09/2019