equality, inclusion, accessibility, availability, human rights, people with disabilities
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 branches during the second action plan period 2020-2023.
The Advisory Board for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, VANE, was responsible for drawing up the Action Plan. The Advisory Board includes representatives of disability organisations, labour market organisations and the ministries with key significance to the rights of persons with disabilities. Disability organisations and other stakeholders 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.
The Action Plan comprises 110 measures, and the ministries have committed themselves to their implementation. A responsible party or parties have been indicated for each measure. The implementation of the measures will be monitored during the action plan period and assessed at the end of the period.
The Action Plan emphasises the importance of social inclusion of persons with disabilities in the changing operating environment and the importance of accessibility as a precondition for implementing the other rights. One of the main objectives of the Action Plan is to increase awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities and to mainstream these rights in different administrative branches and more widely in society.