SOME TEXTS AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS THAT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE RIGHT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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1971
Declaration on the Right of Mentally Retarded Persons: stipulate that a person with an interlectual imparedment is accorded the same right as any other person.
1975
Declaration on the Right of Disabled Persons: proclaim the equal civil and political right of all disabled persons, and sets standards for equal treatment and access to service
1981
International Year of Disabled Persons (UNITED NATIONS)
1982
World Program of Action Concerning Disabled Persons
1983-1992
International Decades for Disabled Persons (United Nations)
1990
World Declaration on Education for All and Framework for Action to Meet Basic Learning Needs : adopted at the worlds conference on education for all, in jomtien Thailand in march 1990, promotes “equal access to education for all category of disabled persons as an intergral part of the education system”
1993
United Nations Standard Role on the Equalisation of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities: provide detailed guidelines for policy development and implimentatyion
1993-2002
Asian and Pacific Decades of Disabled Persons
1994
Salamanca Statement and the Framework for Action for Special Needs Education. Adopted by the unesco world confrernce on special needs education: access and quality, Salamanca, spain 7-10 june 1994. Adopted by 92 governments and over 25 international organisation , putting the principle of inclusion on the education agenda worldwide .

1995
World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action calls upon governments to ensure equal educational opportunities at all levels for disabled children, youth and adults, in integrated settings
1998
Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Commission on Human Rights Resolution 1998/31
2000
World Education Forum, Dakar, Statement and Framework for Action established attainable and affordable educational goals, including the goals of ensuring that by 2015 all children of primary age have better access to complete free schooling of an acceptable quality, that gender disparities in schooling are eliminated and that all aspects of educational quality are improved
2000
Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Commission on Human Rights Resolution 2000/51
2001-2009
African Decades of Disabled Persons
2002
UN General Assembly resolution on the rights of the Child, following the World Summit on Children, calls upon States to take all necessary measures to ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by children with disabilities, and to develop and enforce legislation against their discrimination, so as to ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child’s active participation in the community, including effective access to educational and health services
2002
’A World Fit for Children’, outcome document of the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children makes clear reference to the rights of children with disabilities, especially regarding protection from discrimination, full access to services, and access to proper treatment and care, as well as the promotion of family-based care and appropriate support systems for families
2003−2012
Second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons

2004−2013
Arab Decade of Disabled Persons

2006
UN Convention on the rights of Persons with disabilities

2006−2016
inter-american decade of disabled Persons

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE RIGHT OF A CHILD

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