People with Disabilities

People with Disabilities

The Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other international human rights instruments, such as the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination, all reaffirm that the full and complete realization of the human rights of all people with disabilities (PWDs) is an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The NUA recognizes that only when PWDs are included in society on an equal footing as agents of change and beneficiaries of the outcomes of the design of policies or programmes, their implementation, monitoring and evaluation in all political, economic and social spheres, can all benefit equally and inequality be eliminated.