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Policy and Legislation: International

Policy and Legislation: International Commitments and Treaties

*Note: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its related resources are listed in its dedicated page.

 

Relevant UN Human Rights Conventions

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – Available in English and Chinese

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) – Available in English and Chinese

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) – Available in English and Chinese

⇒ Note: Malaysia is not a signatory to the Convention against Torture

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) – Available in English and Chinese

⇒ Note: Malaysia is not a signatory to the ICERD

 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Take Action for the Sustainable Development Goals – UN webpage with information about each SDG

Transforming our world: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Available as webpage and in pdf and word format in English and Chinese

Sustainable Development Goals and Disability – UN DESA resource page

#Envision2030: 17 goals to transform the world for persons with disabilities, Imagine the world in 2030, fully inclusive of persons with disabilities – Available in English only

 

Disability-Related International Commitments and Agreements

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled – Available in English and Chinese language in pdf and word format, Braille, and Full Audio and Daisy Format

The Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education (1994) – Available in pdf in English

 

ASEAN and Asia Pacific Commitments

ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025 – pdf format in English and Bahasa Malaysia

Incheon Strategy to Make the Right Real for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific – Available in English, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia

Education 2030 Incheon Declaration and Framework for Action for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all – pdf format in English only

 

Related Reports

UN Flagship Report on Disability and Sustainable Development Goals – Available in English (pdf) and Easy Read (Executive Summary)

UN in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam Country Results Report 2021 – Available in English (pdf)

UN in Malaysia Country Results Report 2020 – Available in English (pdf)