You are here

Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities: Participation in sport

Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities: Participation in sport

On the 46th session of the Human Rights Council, join their annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities. This year's theme is the participation in sport under article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Date

Fri, 03/05/2021

This panel discussion will address the obligation under article 30(5) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (hereinafter “Convention”) to enable persons with disabilities to participate in recreation, leisure and sports on an equal basis with others, including in mainstream and disability-specific sporting activities, in sporting, recreational, leisure and tourism venues, and in education. The objectives are:

  • To bring greater understanding to the importance of physical activity and sports under article 30(5) of the Convention
  • To discuss attitudinal and environmental barriers and unequal recognition in laws and policies, investment, research and data collection on the participation of persons with disabilities in sport and physical activity, leading to poorer health outcomes and impeding the inclusion and participation by persons with disabilities in sport, recreation and leisure
  • To provide guidance on a human rights-based approach to develop inclusive and disability-specific physical activities and sports to assist States in implementing their obligations, including with respect to regulating and monitoring the private sector
  • To share experiences, lessons learned and good practices in the implementation of article 30(5) of the Convention, drawing on experiences from the global and national levels
  • To propose strategies to raise awareness and strengthen the participation of persons with disabilities, including women and girls, in physical activity and sports

The event will be held on Friday, 5 March 2021 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall, Geneva. It will also be broadcast live and archived on http://webtv.un.org.

People

E-Newsletter subscribe