United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Tables and information on countries ratified by signature, confirmation, membership and ratification. The Convention has become one of the most sustained human rights instruments in history, with strong support from all regional groups.  160 states signed it after it opened in 2007 and 126 states ratified it in the first five years. Recognizing his role in the implementation of the Convention and the quality of New Zealand`s flagship national disability strategy, New Zealand Governor General Anand Satyanand received the 2008 World Disability Award on behalf of the nation. The Committee`s general observations and final observations on each State report to the Committee show areas of convergence and divergence among the eighteen experts, for example in this regard. B on inclusive education and independent living. [Clarification needed]   In its short existence, the Committee issued seven general observations as of August 19, 2020[update] and more than 100 final observations on state reports. In reviewing the progress made in the ten years since the adoption of the Convention, in addition to celebrating the number of States Parties ratified by the CRPD in recent years, States should be aware of the obstacles to the implementation of the Convention that remain in many states and cooperate with people with disabilities to address and overcome these challenges.
(The signatories are countries or regional integration organizations that are signatories to the convention and its optional protocol) To date, 32 states have not yet ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Of these states, 21 have taken the first step to comply with the DPRC after signing it, but have not yet ratified the treaty. The convention is part of the civil tradition, with a preamble that cites the principle of „all universal, indivisible, interdependent and interdependent human rights“ of the Vienna Declaration and the Programme of Action. Subsection 25 of the preamble explicitly refers to sustainable development and states that „disability“ is an „evolving concept“ that involves the interaction between disabilities and environmental factors and mentions the importance of a „gender perspective.“ The preamble is followed by 50 articles. Unlike many UN alliances and conventions, it is not formally divided into parts. The optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an ancillary agreement with the Convention that allows its contracting parties to recognize the jurisdiction of the Disability Rights Committee to review complaints from persons with disabilities.  The text relies to a large extent on the optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. In 2001, at the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Mexico began negotiations with the active support of GRULAC (Latin American regional group). When support for an agreement failed in 2002 due to opposition to WeOG, New Zealand played a key role in achieving a supraregional impulse.