RI has a long history of advocating for the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities worldwide. RI was a leader in the fight for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and since its adoption on December 13, 2006, RI has focused its advocacy efforts on full implementation of the CRPD. Being a global organization with members in over 100 countries and having consultative status with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has enabled RI to carry out advocacy efforts on a national, regional and international basis. RI’s advocacy work has included letter writing campaigns, press releases, publications, training and capacity building seminars, speaking at international events, legal analysis and reform of national disability laws, holding meetings with members of governments and other efforts aimed at promoting the ratification and effective implementation of the CRPD.


RI continuously seeks to work in collaboration with other like-minded organizations striving to advance the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities worldwide, and we welcome new partnership opportunities. Partners benefit from working with RI members and gain the expertise of RI’s Executive Committee and specialized Commissions. For more information on working in partnership with RI, please contact us at info@riglobal.org and visit our Projects section for information on current RI programming priorities.

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