Consultation on Disability Rights Convention to inform Government’s policies and programmes

Source: SKNVibes

Stakeholders across St. Kitts are learning more about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as the government prepares to move forward with policies and programmes that will improve the lives of the differently-abled.

Two stakeholder consultations are taking place at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort this week as part of the Universal Periodic Review Trust Fund Disabilities Project. On Thursday (November 24) representatives from the organisations of persons with disabilities, civil society, the private sector and differently-abled individuals held discussions. Friday (November 25) will see engagement with public sector entities. Similar consultations were held in Nevis earlier this week.

The discussions are being led by Juana Sotomayor, Human Rights Adviser to the UN Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Ms. Sotamayor said that the discussion is a follow-up to the Federation’s ratification of the Convention in 2019.

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