Seventh Meeting of the CEDDIS (October 2016)


The seventh meeting of CEDDIS was held to consider the second group of national reports on implementation of the Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (CIADDIS) and of the Program of Action for the Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (PAD), which included a thorough country-by-country evaluation and the adoption of general recommendations to be submitted to the OAS General Assembly concerning the situation of persons with disabilities in the region. The meeting also examined the progress of the working group to prepare an instruction manual on support and safeguards; exchanged information regarding inclusive national experiences among the countries taking part; held a dialogue with representatives of civil society organizations; launched the CEDDIS Best Practices Database; and strengthened cooperation ties with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The meeting drew participants from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.