Europe Feb 28, 2013
DUBLIN: The European Disability Forum (EDF) and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) call on the Irish Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the implementation plan for the National Disability Strategy without any further delay.
At the EDF board meeting, which took place on 23-24 February in Dublin, Ireland, hosting over 70 delegates from organizations representing persons with disabilities across Europe, the urgent need for Ireland to ratify the CRPD was considered. They noted the significant progress made by Ireland in adopting a comprehensive disability strategy and its determination to address the CRPD commitments through the implementation of the National Disability Strategy. The imminent publication of a whole of government implementation plan for the disability strategy was also welcomed.