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UN Convention: Disability, HIV/Aids and the CRPD

Posted 27/7-10 at 09.29

In the year that the CRPD came into force (2008) the first International Aids Conference (IAC) to include disability as a mainstream issue was held in Mexico City. At this year's IAC in Vienna, a session was held entitled, "Where are we now?" The intention was to review and analyse progress made and obstacles encountered in the push to fulfil the vision of the CRPD in the field of HIV/AIDS.

A recording of the session can be found at: http://globalhealth.kff.org/AIDS2010/July-22/Disability-and-AIDS-Two-Years-Later.aspx

A Rapporteur's report together with Powerpoints presentations are available at : http://pag.aids2010.org/session.aspx?s=154

On the same day (July 21st) a satellite session considered integration of disability into HIV programmes at the country level.

Dr Paul De Lay, Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, introduced a Policy Brief on HIV and Disability. He pointed out that a key challenge is to ensure that organizations representing disabled people are part of the development of National Strategic Plans on HIV and, where it exists, the national partnership forum.

The Policy Brief can be downloaded at:


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