Wednesday, 6 December 2017

International Day of Persons with Disabilities -useful resources

The 3rd December was International Day of Persons with Disabilities

a keylegal instrument is the

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.This has reports and status

Links to official documents can be found by UNBISNet

· General Assembly Documents

· General Assembly Resolutions

· Economic & Social Council Documents

· Secretary-General’s Reports

For information on the lives of disabled people in the UK
See the recent report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which found the disabled were still second class citizens
The Office for Disability Issues has news, policy papers and documents

The Office for National Statistics has a variety of publications and bulletins on disability. These include data on the number and range of disabilities experienced. The Papworth Trust produced a good quality fact pack about disabled people in the Uk in 2016


Brexit and Northern Ireland - what are the issues- get the facts with our free links

This week newspapers have been discussing Brexit and the Irish border.
The conversation has a good Q&A guide.
Statista has data on which regions voted for Brexit.

6th December Prime ministers Question time included a discussion

Response to negotiations on Irish border from Political leaders.
Labour Party
Sadiq Khan Mayor of London.
First  Minister of Wales
Nicola Sturgeon SNP
Fabian Picardo - Gibraltar

FT Comment
Irish Times

Joint report on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the UK’s orderly
 withdrawal from the EU- Department for Exiting the European Union.8th December
European Commission press release
CBI response from British Industry
DUP statement