DUSHANBE -- Tajikistan is preparing to join the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) of the United Nations, Asia-Plus reported Tuesday (November 14).
The CRPD protects the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Countries joining the convention are required to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities and ensure that they have full equality under the law.
International experts and specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Germany and CIS countries are expected to participate in a two-day international conference on joining the CRPD in Dushanbe November 15 (Wednesday).
"[Those attending] will share experiences of their countries in joining this convention," Asadullo Zikrikhudoyev, the head of the National Association of Persons with Disabilities of Tajikistan, told Asia-Plus.
The event was organised by the association, with support from Tajikistan's government, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and other partners.
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