Inclusion is a human right – around the world

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted at the end of 2006 by the United Nations General Assembly and took effect in 2008. But what is the situation like after seven years? What countries are implementing inclusion, which is requested in the CRPD and anchored as a human right and in what form? Here is an overview.


Graphic: People with disabilities around a globe

Approximately one billion people in the world live with a disability; ©

Leading a self-determined life

Photo: Three students in class, one of them in a wheelchair

Also an unrestricted and appropriate access to education is demanded in the UN Convention; © Media Ltd.

Access to education

Making auxiliary means available

Inclusion per the UN Convention

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

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