The Republic of the Sudan ratified the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol on 25 April 2009. All basic rights and
freedoms are enshrined in the “Bill of Rights” which constitutes Part Two of the Sudanese Interim National Constitution of 2005, while other constitutional provisions afford protection to human rights as a whole. Successive national laws have also addressed human rights in general and the rights of persons with disabilities in particular. They include the Children’s Act of 2010, the Criminal Code of 1991 and the Persons with Disabilities Act of 2009.
The present report describes the status of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Sudan and the extent to which persons with disabilities are able to enjoy the rights guaranteed therein and under the Constitution and the international treaties which the Sudan has ratified.
The Government of the Sudan reaffirms its readiness to cooperate with United Nations human rights bodies, including the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which, guided by the principles of universality, impartiality, objectivity, transparency and non-politicization, and is seeking to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The Government of the Sudan is also committed to promote and guarantee the enjoyment of human rights in general.
State Minister at the Ministry of Security and Social Development Ibrahim Adam Ibrahim , confirmed that the issue of persons with disabilities represented the State's first priority and concern for their rights in education, health , pointing to the announcement of the President of the Republic, Omar al-Bashir, that the year 2018 Years of disability.
Adam said yesterday while addressing the workshop on the ( Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Sustainable Development Plan 2030) Sudan has ratified on all international conventions for persons with disabilities, the African Charter and the Arab Convention .
He stated that the workshop was organized by the Ministry of Social Security and Development and the University Arab States Secretariat Department for Development and Social policy and Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs , adding that the issue of institutional building for persons with disabilities was agreed and the National Council for Disability was established alongside the State Councils, welcoming the inclusion of persons with of disability to development goals, which explicitly stated that they were for all and did not allow anyone, and accounted for 15% of these goals.
Stressing on the importance of exchanging experiences and experiences with Arab countries to benefit from all areas, including training, and calling for the establishment of a mechanism in the League of Arab States for persons with disabilities .
For his part, Prof. Majid Al-Salhi from the Arab League of affirmed the Arab States ' commitment to the sustainable development Plan 2030 for the benefit of the citizen. The Arab States continued to live in unprecedented conflicts and wars, leading to an increase in the number of displaced persons and refugees, which in turn affected people with disabilities not to reach them at times.
Tareq Nabil Nabulsi, the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs, said the workshop concentrate on implementation of the decision of the Arab Council of Ministers and focus on how to link the sustainable development plan 2030 with 17 goals and 169 targets for the rights of persons with disabilities, which It will build on the efforts of the Arab States in the framework of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which was adopted by the United Nations in the year 2006.
Nabulsi referred to the draft Arab Model Law on the Rights of Persons with disabilities which was approved by the Council of Arab Ministers of Affairs and the Council of Ministers of Justice and Arab Parliament, the draft is one of the important Arab mechanisms that supported the rights of persons with disabilities in the Arab States.
Nabulsi noting that the lack of integration of the rights of persons with disabilities cannot be achieved through sustainable and integrated growth, stressing the importance of strengthening Capacities of civil society and community organizations who are considered to be integral partners in the implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities process.
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