On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, France reaffirms its commitment to guaranteeing and promoting the full enjoyment of rights for all disabled persons, in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which France is a party.
France’s initial report setting out its disability policy will be reviewed by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) during its 24th session, due to take place in Geneva from March 8 to 26, 2021.
We reaffirm our support for the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Persons with disabilities have been particularly affected by the consequences of the health crisis. In order to address this situation, France has sought to protect people with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers, and is stepping up its efforts to ensure their access to all essential services, notably education and healthcare.
The government presented new measures during the Interministerial Committee for Disability (CIH) on November 16; all private and public stakeholders, including the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, took part in Operation DuoDay on November 19.
France will continue to mobilize its efforts to promote respect for the dignity, rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities and to build on the strengths of an inclusive society that is accessible to all.