Persons with Disabilities


returnThird Special Meeting of the CEDDIS (November 2013)

CEDDIS Meeting November 2013

The Third Special Meeting of CEDDIS was held  on San José, Costa Rica, on November 21-22 2013, to consider, among other matters, adoption of the simplified form for submitting the second compliance report of the Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (CIADDIS) and the Program of Action for the Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (PAD); presentation of the final results of the rapporteur (Argentina) on the exercise of legal capacity by persons with disabilities; establishment of a working group to draft an instruction manual on supports and safeguards in light of the provisions of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; amendment of the Rules of Procedure of CEDDIS; and the exchange of inclusive national experiences.

In addition, as noted in operative paragraph 4 of resolution AG/RES. 2596 (XL-O/10), a period of time was set aside for civil society participation to enable it to provide the Committee with the information it deemed relevant on the measures taken by the states parties to the CIADDIS to comply with that instrument.

This meeting was attended by the delegations from the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala,  México, Panama, Paraguay and  Peru.