DSPD Disability is the focal point on matters related to persons with disabilities. A major role/task of DSPD Disability is to serve as the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD).
SCRPD works to advance the rights of persons with disabilities in society and development, with mandates stem from the World Programme of Action (1982), Standard Rules (1994) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), as well as other relevant human rights and development instruments.
SCRPD focuses its work on the following: supporting inter-governmental bodies such as the General Assembly and ECOSOC; servicing the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; promoting international normative framework on disability; implementing international norms and standards relating disability at national, regional and international levels; technical cooperation; mainstreaming disability in development agenda, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed development goals.
Within the UN system, SCRPD co-chairs the United Nations Inter-agency Support Group on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (IASG).
For more information about the work of the UN for Persons with Disabilities, please visit: http://www.un.org/disabilities.