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Government Action on Disability Policy

A Global Survey
Annex VI

 


© Dimitris Michailakis 1997


List and Date of Submission of Governmental Replies Submitted

CountrySubmitted by:Date
AUSTRALIACommonwealth Department of Health and Family Services(31 March 1996)
AUSTRIATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(3 April 1996)
BAHRAINTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(25 March 1996)
BARBADOSTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(11 June 1996)
BELGIUMMinistry of Social Affairs(15 June 1996)
BOLIVIATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(25 March 1996)
CAMBODIATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(29 April 1996)
CANADAMinistry unspecified(15 September 1996)
CHILETransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(8 April 1996)
CHINAChina Disabled Persons Federation(15 March 1996)
COLOMBIATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(21 March 1996)
CONGOMinistry unspecified(10 June 1996)
CROATIATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(8 July 1996)
CYPRUSTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(26 March 1996)
CZECH REPUBLICTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(26 March 1996)
DENMARKMinistry of Social Affairs(29 March 1996)
ECUADORTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(26 February 1996)
EGYPTTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(21 March 1996)
ERITREAMinistry unspecified(17 April 1996)
ESTONIAMinistry of Foreign Affairs(26 February 1996)
FINLANDTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(20 March 1996)
FRANCEMinistry of Social Affairs(6 May 1996)
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIAMinistry of Labor and Social Development(15 May 1996)
GEORGIAMinistry unspecified(7 May 1996)
GERMANYTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(28 March 1996)
GHANADepartment of Social Welfare(20 February 1996)
GREECETransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(29 March 1996)
GUINEATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(29 May 1996)
HOLY SEETo the United Nations after Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See(8 May 1996)
HONDURASTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(25 June 1996)
HUNGARYMinistry of Welfare(18 April 1996)
ICELANDMinistry for Social Affairs(26 February 1996)
IRANTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(13 May 1996)
IRAQTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(22 April 1996)
ISRAELMinistry of Labor and Social Affairs(13 March 1996)
JAPANTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(9 May 1996)
JORDANTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(5 March 1996)
KOREA, REPUBLIC OFTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York
(28 March 1996)
LEBANONTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(21 June 1996)
LIECHTENSTEINOffice for Foreign Affairs (13 May 1996)
LITHUANIAMinistry of Social Security and Labor (13 February 1996)
LUXEMBOURGTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York
(15 April 1996)
MADAGASCARMinistry of Social Affairs(18 June 1996)
MALAWITransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(21 May 1996)
MALDIVESTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(22 April 1996)
MALTATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(3 April 1996)
MEXICOTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(1 April 1996)
MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OFMinistry of Social Affairs(19 March 1996)
MOROCCOTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(8 March 1996)
NAMIBIAMinistry of Foreign Affairs(6 March 1996)
NETHERLANDSTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(8 March 1996)
NEW ZEALANDMinistry of Foreign Affairs(1 April 1996)
NIGERIATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(25 April 1996)
NORWAYMinistry of Health and Social Affairs(29 March 1996)
OMANTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(12 April 1996)
PAKISTANTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(15 May 1996)
PERUTransmitted by the Embassy in Stockholm(25 April 1996)
PHILIPPINESTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(29 March 1996)
POLANDTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(10 April 1996)
PORTUGALMinistry of Social Affairs(15 April 1996)
QATARTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(21 May 1996)
ROMANIAMinistry unspecified(14 March 1996)
RUSSIAN FEDERATIONTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York
(30 April 1996)
SAN MARINOTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(18 April 1996)
SAINT CHRISTOPHER AND NEVISMinistry of Foreign Affairs(7 May 1996)
SAINT KITTS and NEVISTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(15 April 1996)
SAINT LUCIAMinistry unspecified(30 May 1996)
SLOVENIATransmitted by the Embassy in Stockholm(7 May 1996)
SPAINTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(26 March 1996)
SOUTH AFRICAMinistry in the Office of the President(13 March 1996)
SRI LANKATransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(27 March 1996)
SWEDENMinistry of Social Affairs(2 April 1996)
SWITZERLANDMinistry of Social Affairs(4 April 1996)
TANZANIA, REPUBLIC OFMinistry of Community Development, Women Affairs and Children(12 June 1996)
THAILANDTransmitted by the Embassy in Stockholm(24 May 1996)
TURKEYTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(28 March 1996)
TURKMENISTANMinistry unspecified(8 July 1996)
UKRAINETransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(15 April 1996)
UNITED KINGDOMTransmitted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office(12 March 1996)
UNITED STATESNational Council on Disability(1 March 1996)
UZBEKISTANTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York(1 July 1996)
YEMEN, REPUBLIC OFTransmitted by Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York
(22 April 1996)
ZAMBIACouncil for the Handicapped(5 February 1996)

ANNEX VII

List of NGO replies contributed

REPLIES OF DPI MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS


Industrialised countries

THE DANISH COUNCIL OF ORGANISATIONS OF DISABLED PEOPLE, DENMARK

GROUPEMENT FRANCAIS DES PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES, DPI, FRANCE

DPI, GERMANY

NATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF DISABLED PEOPLE, GREECE

DPI, JAPAN

NATIONAL DISABILITY COUNCIL, NETHERLANDS

ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE DEFICIENTES, PORTUGAL

CONFEDERACION COORDINADIRA ESTATAL DE MINUSVALIDOS FISICOS DE ESPANA, SPAIN

HANDIKAPPFÖRBUNDENS SAMMARBETSORGAN (HSO), SWEDEN

NEUROLOGISKT HANDIKAPPADES RIKSFÖRBUND (NHR), SWEDEN

HÖRSELSKADADES RIKSFÖRBUND (HRF), SWEDEN

RIKSFÖRBUNDET FÖR MAG- OCH TARMSJUKA (RMT), SWEDEN
ASKIO, SWITZERLAND


Countries in transition

THE BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ORGANISATIONS OF DISABLED PEOPLE, DPI, CZECH REPUBLIC

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF DISABLED PERSONS' ASSOCIATIONS (MEOSZ), HUNGARY

NATIONAL DIET OF DISABLED PEOPLE, DPI, POLAND

THE NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF THE DISABLED IN ROMANIA, ROMANIA
ALLIANCE OF ORGANIZATIONS OF DISABLED PEOPLE, DPI, SLOVAK REPUBLIC


Latin America and Caribbean

BARNOD INC. THE NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF THE DISABLED, BARBADOS

FONDO NACIONAL DE LA DISCAPACIDAD, CHILE

DPI, COSTA RICA

ASOCIACION COOPERATIVA DEL GRUPO INDEPENDIENTE PRO REHABILITACION INTEGRAL, EL SALVADOR

FENADIP, PERU

ST. KITTS-NEVIS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISABLED PERSONS, S:T KITTS-NEVIS



Sub-Saharan Africa

FEDÉRATION DES ASSOCIATIONS DES PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES DU BENIN, BENIN

ASSOCIACAO DE APOIO AOS DEFICIENTES, CAPE VERDE

LESOTHO NATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANISATIONS OF THE DISABLED, LESOTHO

DISABLED PERSONS ASSOCIATION IN MALAWI, MALAWI
NATIONAL UNION OF DISABLED PERSONS OF UGANDA, UGANDA


South, East Asia and Pacific

CHINA DISABLED PERSONS' FEDERATION, CHINA

DPI, INDIA

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE DISABLED, NEPAL

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE OF DISABLED PERSONS, PHILIPPINES


REPLIES OF ILSMH MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Industrialised countries

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY, AUSTRALIA

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE D'AIDE AUX HANDICAPÉS MENTAUX, BELGIUM

FÖRBUNDET DE UTVECKLINGSSTÖRDAS VÄL, FINLAND

KEHITYSVAMMAISTEN TUKILIITTO r.y., FINLAND

LEBENSHILFE, INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, GERMANY

NORWEGIAN ASSOCIATION FOR MENTALLY RETARDED, NORWAY

FEDERACAO NATIONAL COOPERATIVAS EDUCACAO REHABILITACAO CRIANCAS INADAPTADAS (FENACERCI), PORTUGAL

RIKSFÖRBUNDET FÖR UTVECKLINGSSTÖRDA BARN, UNGDOMAR OCH VUXNA, SWEDEN

FÉDÉRATION SUISSE DES ASSOCIATIONS DE PARENTS DE HANDICAPÉS MENTAUX, SWITZERLAND

MENCAP, UNITED KINGDOM

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL RETARDATION, UNITED STATES



Middle East and North Africa

CYPRUS PARENTS ASSOCIATION FOR MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS, CYPRUS

CHRISTOS STELIOU IOANNOU FOUNDATIONS, CYPRUS

AKIM, INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, ISRAEL

YOUNG MUSLIM WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION, CENTRE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION, JORDAN

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, LEBANON

ASSOCIATION DES PARENTS ET AMIS D'ENFANTS INADAPTÉS, MOROCCO

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


Countries in transition

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HANDICAP, ALBANIA

PATHOLOGIES, BELARUS

ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH HANDICAP, BELARUS

NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR SUPPORT OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HANDICAP, BULGARIA

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, CROATIA

SDRUZENI PRO POMOC MENTALNE POSTIZENYM, ILSMH, CZECH REPUBLIC

ESTONIAN MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS SUPPORT ORGANISATION, ESTONIA

ERTELMI FOGYATEKOSOK ORSZAGOS ERDEKVEDELMI SZÖVETSEG (ÉFOÉSZ), HUNGARY

LITHUANIAN WELFARE SOCIETY FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISABILITY, LITHUANIA

POLISH ASSOCIATION FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL HANDICAP, POLAND

REHABILITATION CENTRE OF DISABLED CHILDREN HAVING CEREBRAL PALSY AND SPINAL CORD

"ACTRAKHAN" ASSOCIATION, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED OF SLOVENIA, SLOVENIA


Latin America and Caribbean

FEDERACAO NACIONAL DAS APAEs, INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, BRAZIL

SOCIEDAD PRO AYUDA DEL NINO LISIADO, CHILE

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, COSTA RICA

FUNDACION DOMINICANA PARA NINOS CON NECESIDADES ESPECIALES, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

CENTRE D'EDUCATION SPECIALE, HAITI

ASOCIACION DE PADRES DE FAMILIA CON HIJOS DISCAPACITADOS, NICARAGUA

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, MEXICO


Sub-Saharan Africa

ASSOCIATION DES PARENTS ET AMIS D'ENFANTS ENCÉPHALOPATHES DU BURKINA FASO, BURKINA FASO

APEHM, INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL, CAMEROON

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES MENTALES DU CONGO, CONGO

ASSOCIATION DES PARENTS ET AMIS DES JEUNES HANDICAPES MENTAUX DE MADAGASCAR, MADAGASCAR

ASSOCIATION DES AMIS ET PARENTS D'ENFANTS HANDICAPES MENTAUX DE MADAGASCAR, MADAGASCAR

ASSOCIATION MAURITANIENNE POUR LA PROMOTION DES HANDICAPES MENTAUX, MAURITANIA

S.A. FEDERATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH, SOUTH AFRICA

ZIMCARE TRUST, ZIMBABWE


South, East Asia and Pacific

NATIONAL FORUM FOR WELFARE OF THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, INDIA


REPLIES OF RI MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Industrialised countries

REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL, DENMARK

REHABILITATION FOUNDATION, FINLAND

HELLENIC SOCIETY FOR DISABLED CHILDREN, GREECE

THE ORGANISATION OF HANDICAPPED IN ICELAND AND THE NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE AID OF THE HANDICAPPED, ICELAND

NATIONAL REHABILITATION BOARD, IRELAND

JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION OF DISABLED PERSONS, AND THE JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR EMPLOYMENT OF THE DISABLED, JAPAN


Middle East and North Africa

KUWAIT SOCIETY FOR THE HANDICAPPED, KUWAIT


Countries in transition

ASSOCIATION OF DISABLED PERSONS IN CZECH REPUBLIC, RI, CZECH REPUBLIC

INSTITUT REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA REHABILITACIJO, SLOVENIA


Latin America and Caribbean

REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL, ARGENTINA
ASOCIACION DOMINICANA DE REHABILITATION, RI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


South, East Asia and Pacific

REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL, HONG KONG

MALAYSIAN LEPROSY RELIEF ASSOCIATION, MALAYSIA

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, SINGAPORE

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WELFARE OF THAILAND, THAILAND


REPLIES OF WBU MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Industrialised Countries

DANSK BLINDESAMFUND, DENMARK

FINISH FEDERATION OF THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED, FINLAND

THE ICELANDIC ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND, ICELAND

ORGANIZATION NATIONAL DE CIEGOS, SPAIN

SWEDISH ASSOCIATION OF THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED, SWEDEN

ROYAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND, UNITED KINGDOM


Middle East and North Africa

UNION NATIONALE DES AVEUGLES DE TUNISIE, TUNISIA


Countries in transition

ARMENIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND, ARMENIA

CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND, CROATIA

CZECH ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND, CZECH REPUBLIC

ESTONIAN FEDERATION OF THE BLIND, ESTONIA

FEDERATION OF THE BLIND, HUNGARY

LATVIAN SOCIETY OF THE BLIND, LATVIA

COUNCIL OF THE LITHUANIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED, LITHUANIA

POLISH ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND, POLAND

ROMANIAN BLIND ASSOCIATION, ROMANIA

SLOVAK BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED UNION, SLOVAK REPUBLIC


Latin America and Caribbean

WBU, COSTA RICA


Sub-Saharan Africa

ASSOCIATION BURKINABLE POUR LA PROMOTION DES AVEUGLES ET MALVOYANTS, BURKINA FASO

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES DEFICIENTS VISUELS AU TCHAD, CHAD

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES AVEUGLES ET DEFICIENTS VISUELS DU CONGO, CONGO

ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND, ETHIOPIA

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES FEMMES AVEUGLES DE COTE D'IVOIRE, IVORY COAST

KENYA UNION OF THE BLIND, KENYA

SYNSKADEORGANISATION, NAMIBIA

SOMALI SOCIETY OF THE BLIND, SOMALIA

ZIMBABWE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF THE BLIND, ZIMBABWE

THE COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND, ZIMBABWE


South, East Asia and Pacific

FIJI SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND, FIJI

ALL INDIA CONFEDERATION OF THE BLIND, INDIA

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND, MALAYSIA - NCBM

SINGAPORE ASSOCIATION OF THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED, SINGAPORE

THE SRI LANKA FEDERATION OF THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED, SRI LANKA


REPLIES OF WFD MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Industrialised countries

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, AUSTRALIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHER GEHÖRLOSENBUND, AUSTRIA

DEUTSCHER GEHÖRLOSEN-BUND E.V., GERMANY

GREEK FEDERATION OF THE DEAF, GREECE

DEAF ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND

NORGES DÖVEFORBUND, NORWAY

SWEDISH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, SWEDEN

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, UNITED STATES


Middle East and North Africa

ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, EGYPT


Countries in transition

THE HUNGARIAN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, HUNGARY

LATVIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, LATVIA

POLISH ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, POLAND

BYELORUSSIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, BELARUS

SLOVAK UNION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

UKRAINE SOCIETY OF THE DEAF, CENTRAL BOARD (USD CB), UKRAINE


Latin America and Caribbean

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEAF, BELIZE

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE DEAF, BRAZIL

WFD, COSTA RICA

FEDERACION VENEZOLANA DE SORDOS, VENEZUELA


Sub-Saharan Africa

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES SOURDS DU BENIN, BENIN

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES DEFICIENTS AUDITIF DU BURKINA FASO, BURKINA FASO

THE GAMBIA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, GAMBIA

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES SOURDS DE COTE D' IVOIRE, IVORY COAST

KENYA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, KENYA

DEAF FEDERATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, DEAFSA, SOUTH AFRICA

SWAZILAND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, SWAZILAND

ASSOCIATION DES SOURDS DU TOGO, TOGO

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES SOURDS DU ZAIRE, ZAIRE

ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, ZIMBABWE


South, East Asia and Pacific

MACAU DEAF ASSOCIATION, MACAU

ORGANISATION OF THE DEAF, MALAYSIA



The selected NGO's all belong to the international organizations represented in the Panel of Experts, that is, Disabled Persons International (DPI), Rehabilitation International (RI), World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), World Blind Union (WBU), World Federation of Psychiatric Users (WFPU), Inclusion International (ILSMH).

In the case of Belgium three separate replies were received. This explains the total of 85 in the tables.

Legislation the term denotes the whole or any part of a country's written law.

Special legislation for persons with disabilities is dealing exclusively with disability matters and embodies the rights and obligations of disabled persons. The general legislation is conceived to imply the following: within the framework of each individual piece of legislation, persons with disabilities enjoy the same rights and obligations as other citizens and that, in cases where it is necessary to make different provisions concerning their status, the respective provisions are part of the legislation concerned.

See International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Articles 2, §3, and Articles 16 and 26.

"Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes:

"Every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity:
An effect of this objective is the growing differentiation that has emerged between organizations of persons with disabilities and organizations for them. Organizations of persons with disabilities are run by disabled people. Organizations for persons with disabilities are run by non-disabled people.

Legislature is the body having the primary responsibility of enacting written law. In most countries this body is the Parliament.


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