High Commissioner for Human Rights Releases 2010 Annual Report

July 1, 2011
Source: Rehabilitation International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High Commissioner for Human Rights Annual Report 2010

New York, NY (United Nations): The High Commissioner for Human Rights has published the Annual Report for 2010 which is available at the following link: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/ohchrreport2010/web_version/ohchr_report2010_web/index.html#/home

The report discusses disability under Chapter 3 - Thematic Priorities, Discrimination section, and offers examples of good practices on the rights of persons with disabilities (PWD) from the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR). The report goes on to discuss the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); justice and accountability mechanisms; access to justice and basic services; participation in elections and decision making processes; mainstreaming disability; poverty, economic and social and cultural rights; management and fundraising of OHCHR; and OHCHR programs among other relevant topics.

In addition, the report puts forth OHCHR’s expected accomplishments and outputs for 2010-2011, but makes no specific references to PWDs. RI continues to urge the OHCHR to mainstream issues of disability into the broader human rights agenda and to include disability in all of its efforts and programming. RI experts, Commissions and members are willing and able to assist the OHCHR in any way possible, and RI will continue to attend key human rights events taking place at the United Nations as well as strengthen its relationships with human rights organizations and the OHCHR in order to ensure that disability is mainstreamed into the broader human rights agenda.

For more information on the ways RI is working to mainstream disability or on RI expertise, Commissions or members please contact us at ri@riglobal.org, or by phone 212-420-1500.

About RI: Founded in 1922, Rehabilitation International (RI) is a worldwide network of people with disabilities, service providers, government agencies, academics, researchers and advocates working to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. With member organizations in 100 countries and in all regions of the world, RI provides a forum for the exchange of experience and information on research and practice.