Resources

Here you find links to additional resources and documents.

 

Press

Economische voor(oor)delen van inclusie (Dutch)
Lieke Scheewe, Vice-Versa June 2017

Vandaag is een historische dag (Dutch)
Lieke Scheewe, Nederlands Dagblad July 2016

8 redenen om het VN-verdrag voor mensen met een handicap te kennen (Dutch)
Dicky Nieuwenhuis, Vice-Versa July 2016

 

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities follows decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It adopts a broad categorization of persons with disabilities and reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. More than 155 countries already ratified the CRPD, including the Netherlands (2016). Article 32 of the Convention covers policies for international cooperation.
>> Convention English
>> Convention Dutch

Implementation plan UNCRPD (Dutch)
Dutch Government, March 2017

Recommendations on disability rights and inclusion
DCDD, October 2016

Motion on inclusion and the Dutch foreign policy (Dutch)
Dutch Government, January 2016

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Human Rights Watch
One of the few human rights organizations that work on disability.

UN Enable
The Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) falls within the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). SCRPD serves as a focal point on disability issues within the United Nations system.

Gewoongelijk
Alliance on the implementation of UNCRPD article 32, which provides information on the Netherlands.

 

Leave No One Behind

Factsheet: Leave No One Behind (Dutch)
DCDD, June 2017

Letter to the Dutch Parliament (Dutch)
The ‘Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind’ (Partos) has sent out a letter to the members of the commission Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. It includes suggestions on how to address inclusion and marginalized groups. DCDD supports the letter.
Dutch Platform Leave No One Behind (Partos), June 2017

8 redenen om het VN-verdrag voor mensen met een handicap te kennen (Dutch)
Dicky Nieuwenhuis, Vice-Versa July 2016

Ready for Change? Global Goals at home and abroad
Partos, May 2016

Motion on inclusion and the Dutch foreign policy (Dutch)
Dutch Government, January 2016

Recommendation: Leave No One Behind (Dutch)
DCDD, December 2015

Governmental letter / action plan on inclusive development(Dutch)
Dutch Government, September 2015

Leave no one behind! Inspirational guide on inclusion of ultra-poor and marginalised people in economic development
A publication with examples of the inclusion of marginalized groups. This publication influenced the implementation plan on the UNCRPD by the Dutch Government.
Partos working group on Social Inclusion, August 2015

Reaction to “inclusion letter” by Minister Ploumen
DCDD provided input for a reaction to a letter by Minister Ploumen, regarding inclusive development within Dutch programmes.
Partos, March 2015

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Count me in
“People with disabilities are usually among the poorest in the developing world. Yet they are often ignored by development organisations. These organisations are usually not aware of the capabilities of persons with disabilities and often don’t know how to adapt their activities so disabled people can participate. Count me in fills this gap in knowledge.”

Building for Change
An initiative on inclusion within the Dutch foreign policy by Partos, Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS) and Woord en Daad.

 

Thematic areas

Inclusive humanitarian aid

Charter on Inclusion of persons with disabilities in Humanitarian Action
This Charter has been developed in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit (23 and 24 May 2016, Istanbul) by over 70 stakeholders from States, UN agencies, the international civil society community and global, regional and national organisations of persons with disabilities. It includes key principles to make humanitarian action inclusive of persons with disabilities
>> Read the Charter in English

Commitment on inclusive humanitarian action (Dutch)
Dutch Government, January 2017

Recommendations towards World Humanitarian Summit 2016
DCDD, March 2016

Motion on inclusive humanitarian action (Dutch)
Dutch Government, November 2015

Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action
Age and Disability Consortium, July 2015

 

Economic development

Economische voor(oor)delen van inclusie (Dutch)
Lieke Scheewe, Vice-Versa June 2017

Commitment on food security and technical assistance (Dutch)
DCDD, March 2016

Inclusion counts
CBM, 2016

Inclusion works!
Light for the World, May 2014

 

Gender and SRHR

Governmental letter on SRHR (Dutch)
Dutch Government, March 2017

Commitment on persons with disabilities within SRHR-programmes (Dutch)
Dutch Government, January 2017

Briefing Paper: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and People with Disabilities in Low and Middle Income Countries
DCDD, November 2016

 

Inclusive education

Petition on inclusive education (Dutch)
Liliane Fonds, March 2017

Costing equity
This report looks at the benefits of financing disability – inclusive education, the current state of education financing with regard to inclusion, and what needs to change in order for education financing to effectively support the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 and Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).
IDDC, 2016

 

Data and Monitoring

Motion on monitoring of the impact of the SDGs on marginalised groups
Member of Parliament Isabelle Diks (Groen Links) submitted a motion for disadvantaged groups within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. Diks requests the Dutch government to investigate how the impact of the SDGs on marginalised groups (like persons with disabilities) can be monitored.
Dutch Government, June 2017

 

External links:

WHO World Report on Disability, 2011
The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish.
Washington Group on Disability Statistics
The Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) is a UN city group established under the United Nations Statistical Commission. The WG was constituted to address the urgent need for cross-nationally comparable population based measures of disability.