Speeches and presentations of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Public statements and press releases are available here.

2021

  • Remarks by the Special Rapporteur on the occasion of the 2021 International Day of Sign Language celebrations organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), 23 September 2021 (English only)
  • Speech by the Special Rapporteur at the Annual Conference of the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud of Norway on the theme: "Self - determination for people with cognitive impairments in health and care services and the need for a new self-decision-making system [Articles 12, 14, 19, 25 of the CRPD]", 23 September 2021 (English only)
  • Remarks by the Special Rapporteur at the webinar on “Group homes for children with disabilities? Disability rights perspectives: reflections, practices and a call for action” (English only), 7 September 2021
  • Remarks by the Special Rapporteur on Intersectionality and disability in international human rights law  at the online seminar on “Indigenous peoples: language culture and life cycle” (English only), 31 August 2021
  • Remarks by the Special Rapporteur at the 2021 Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights Research: “Putting the Human Back into Human Rights - Intersectional Perspectives” (English only) 21 June 2021
  • 14th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York and online, 15-17 June 2021:
  • Remarks by the Special Rapporteur at the 2021 General Assembly of the International Disability Development Consortium (IDDC), on the theme: “Build Back Inclusively” (English only), 18 May 2021
  • Remarks by the Special Rapporteur at the COFACE Disability Platform event on S.H.I.F.T.: online session on the transition towards meaningful inclusion in Europe, 29 April 2021 (English only)
  • Remarks by the Special Rapporteur at the public Hearing of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, on de-institutionalisation of persons with disabilities, 16 March 2021 (English only)
  • Statement by the Special Rapporteur at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council, presenting his annual report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/46/27) Geneva (online), 3 March 2021, (English only)
  • Statement by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities at the 59th Session of the Commission for Social Development – Interactive dialogue with senior officials of the UN Systems on the priority theme: “socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all” - New York (online), 10 February 2021

2020


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Mr. Gerard Quinn
Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
OHCHR-UNOG; CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Email: ohchr-sr.disability@un.org

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