Effective implementation of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities stressed

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KATHMANDU — Speakers at a workshop on Thursday stressed on effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to ensure access to people with disabilities to education, health, and justice.

Speakers partaking in the workshop organized by the National Federation of the Disabled-Nepal (NFDN) and International Network of Differently Abled (IEDA) in the capital city insisted that the government should be held responsible for the implementation of the CRPD and ensuring sustainable development goals.

They also argued practical problems existed around the implementation of such provisions coupled with the lack of related laws.

On the occasion, UN’s CRPD Committee’s former member Silvia Quan shed light on the roles and responsibilities of the government and non-governmental agencies for the implementation of the sustainable development and CRPD.

The government of Nepal submitted its CRPD related report to the UN’s concerned committee. The review of the civic society’s shadow report is due in the first week of coming September in Geneva, Switzerland.

NFDN Chairperson Sudarshan Subedi said that extensive consultations will be held on the issues relating to the disabilities in the national level organizations in all seven provinces before the shadow report is submitted to the UN. RSS