Disability

Make the Right Real!

Make the Right Real! Campaign aims to accelerate the ratification and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Asia-Pacific.


What is Make the Right Real!?

  • Make the Right Real! is the regional campaign launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the second session of the ESCAP Social Development Committee held in October 2010.
  • The campaign aims to accelerate the ratification and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Asia-Pacific.

33 of 50 governments had ratified CRPD

Why Make the Right Real!?

  • The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first international human rights treaty to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities.
  • There are some 650 million persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region, the majority of whom live in poverty.
  • Many governments that have ratified have yet to fully harmonize their domestic legislation with the CRPD.
  • It is time for all of us to support efforts to ensure equal rights and opportunities for all persons with disabilities.

How Many Countries Have Ratified the CRPD in Asia and the Pacific?


  • As of 1 March 2014, 33 Governments in Asia-Pacific had ratified the CRPD. Japan is the most recent ESCAP member State to join in ratifying the CRPD.
  • The table shows the status of the ratifications and signatures updated as of 1 March 2014.

 

CRPD signatures and ratifications in the Asia-Pacific region
Subregion Signed Ratified
No. of countries % No. of countries %
East and North-East Asia 4 80 4 80
South-East Asia 9 82 8 73
South and South-West Asia 8 80 8 80
North and Central Asia 7 78 4 44
Pacific 9 60 9 60
Total 37 74 33 66

 

Optional Protocol signatures and ratifications in the Asia-Pacific region
Subregion Signed Ratified
No. of countries % No. of countries %
East and North-East Asia 0 0 1 20
South-East Asia 1 9 0 0
South and South-West Asia 2 20 3 30
North and Central Asia 4 44 2 22
Pacific 2 13 3 20
Total 9 18 9 18

 

CRPD signatures and ratifications of the world by region (%)
Region Signed Ratified
ESCAP 74 66
ESCWA 76 82
ECE 91 73
ECLAC 88 76
ECA 75 68

For more details of the regional status on the CRPD ratification and signature: http://unescapsdd.org/factsheets-and-statistics/convention-rights-persons-disabilities

For the global information: http://www.un.org/disabilities/countries.asp?navid=12&pid=166

Make the Right Real! webpage has been developed in close collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD), APCD website: http://www.apcdfoundation.org

 

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