On the eve of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, UNA-UK Executive Director Phil Mulligan wrote to the Minister for Disabled People. The letter conveys the Association's hope that the real legacy of the Games will be a shift in attitudes towards disability, as well as practical support to ensure that the UK's 10 million disabled people can participate fully in all aspects of life.It also urges the UK to reconsider the three reservations it has made to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
In the recent cabinet reshuffle, Esther McVey MP moved to the post of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Disabled People. You can read her response to our letter below.
22 February 2017
17 February 2017
The United Nations' human rights arm has launched its most ambitious funding appeal yet in a bid to curb the "erosion" of human rights around the world. The $253 million appeal – its largest to date – aims to bolster its 2017 work programme to protect and advance the rights of people globally.