United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

Welcome to our pages on the Disability Convention (the "DisCo").

Text of the Convention

Other versions


Supporting international participation program

See our pages on the DSS funded program for supporting participation in international events related to the Convention.

National Disability Strategy

In November 2009 the Prime Minister announced the development of a National Disability Strategy through the Council of Australian Governments as a central mechanism for implementation of DisCo in Australia; and an inquiry into a National Disability Insurance Scheme or similar scheme as part of this Strategy..

State/Territory strategies and resources

National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Agreement reporting

National Disability Research and Development Agenda

Resources on implementation

Implementation in other countries

New Zealand

European Union


United Nations pages on the Convention

Other important United Nations documents


See our DisCo History page for archives on the development of the Convention and the history leading up to Australia's ratification of the Convention and Optional Protocol.

Other resources