The Secretary General’s 2011 Report on the Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child focuses on the rights of children with disabilities
The General Assembly of the United Nations, by its resolution 44/25, adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. As at 1 July 2011, the Convention had been ratified or acceded to by 193 States, and 2 States had signed the Convention. The convention gives lot of attention to the rights of children with disabilities. Section IV highlights issues focussing on disabilities, related to ‘discrimination, data collection, the Millennium Development Goals and disability, the right of children with disabilities to be heard, progress in realizing the rights of children with disabilities and the current global situation, education, health, poverty and social protection, child protection, de-institutionalization, emergencies and humanitarian action, and perspectives on ways forward.’ For more information, read the Report of the Secretary-General: sgs_2011_report_on_crc_disability.