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Ms Catalina Devandas has been appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities - International Disability Alliance - 6 November 2014

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities “Persons with disabilities finally join the Special Procedures' family under the HRC”

Geneva, (6 November 2014) – Catalina Devandas, from Costa Rica, has been appointed by the Human Rights Council as the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.

The President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), Mr Baudelaire Ndong Ella, announced today that Ms Catalina Devandas, from Costa Rica, was appointed as Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.

After a successful process of interviews and consultation, the Consultative Group decided to unanimously recommend Ms Devandas to the position of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (SRPD). The Consultative Group wanted to demonstrate value-added vis-à-vis the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility and other United Nations system actors working on disability related matters.

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Source: The Down Syndrome International
When: 13/11/2014

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