Topic: United Nations Activities and Reports

CRPD Review Factsheets

The Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a comprehensive and wide-reaching look at the current state of disability rights in Australia. To zoom in on specific areas, we’ve created a series of factsheets based on the report. You can download them here…

Rights of people with disability routinely ignored: new report

Australia is failing many people with disability, says a new comprehensive report released today. “People with disability across Australia have told the United Nations, in a new report, about the widespread hardship, discrimination, violence and poverty they face every day,” said Ms Carolyn Frohmader, Executive Director of Women With Disabilities Australia, and member of Disabled…

Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the CRPD – New York 11 to 13 June 2019

DPO Australia is participating in the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). COSP runs from 11th to 13th June 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The annual conference brings together countries that have ratified the UN CRPD and representatives from…

Media Release: Australian with Disability Voted onto the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) warmly congratulates Australian candidate, Rosemary Kayess on her election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The election took place overnight at the United Nations in New York. This week, countries that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)…