Persons with Disabilities


returnFourth Meeting of the CEDDIS (November 2012)

The Fourth Meeting of CEDDIS was celebrated in Santiago, Chile, on November 27-29, for the purpose of considering, among other matters, the progress made and difficulties encountered by the states in the presentation of the second report on compliance with the CIADDIS, the presentation of progress made in drawing up an instruction manual on supports and safeguards for the exercise of legal capacity by persons with disabilities, the adoption of a decision on the conclusions of the Working Group to make recommendations on the sustainability of the Technical Secretariat for the Implementation of the Program of Action for the Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (SEDISCAP), the report on the activities carried out by the Committee in 2012, and the sharing of successful inclusive experiences among national representatives.

Moreover, in keeping with operative paragraph 4 of resolution AG/RES. 2596 (XL-O/10), time was allowed for civil society participation, to enable its representatives to provide the Committee with any information they deemed pertinent on the measures taken by the states parties to the Convention to implement it.

This meeting was attended by the delegations from the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Panama, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Uruguay