Government approves action plan on UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The cabinet has approved a plan of action for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, proposed by Martin van Rijn, State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport.

The plan will now be presented to parliament, which can include it in its deliberations of various bills concerning ratification of the Convention.

The plan of action was drawn up jointly with parties in the field, such as the Alliance for implementing the UN Convention, the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO/NCW) and MKB-Nederland. They are keen to play a role in implementing the Convention.

The Convention aims for all people to be able to participate fully in society, regardless of whether they have a disability. Ratification of the Convention was included in the second Rutte government’s coalition agreement.