Right to social inclusion and equality. The National Action Plan on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2018–2019
Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Julkaisusarja:Publications of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 7/2018
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The National Action Plan on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities determines the measures that will be taken to promote the implementation of the Convention in different administrative sectors during the first action plan period 2018–2019. The Action Plan has been drawn up by VANE (Advisory Board for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), which has representatives from disabled people's organisations, labour market organisations and the key ministries regarding the rights of persons with disabilities. Disabled people's organisations and persons with disabilities have been consulted during the process of drawing up the Action Plan to obtain information about the matters that according to the convention should primarily be promoted in the Action Plan. Based on this information, discussions about the concrete measures for taking these matters forward have been conducted with different ministries. The Action Plan comprises 82 measures, to the implementation of which the different ministries have committed themselves. These measures have been divided into measures that are to be implemented during this action plan period and measures that will be implemented over a longer period of time. A responsible body or bodies have been indicated for each measure. The realisation of the measures will be assessed at the end of the action plan period. The Action Plan emphasises the importance of social inclusion of persons with disabilities in the changing operational environment and the importance of accessibility as a precondition for the realisation of the other rights. One of the main objectives of the Action Plan is increasing awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities and mainstreaming these rights in different administrative sectors and more widely in society