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Country Profiles

Welcome to the Country Profiles Database. Here you will find detailed information on the 159 signatory States of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In this section, you can find a list of disability organizations, with contact information, for each of the signatory states, as well as basic ICT factors.



Signatory States of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
* Denotes Ratification of the Convention 

 

a

Albania

Algeria*

Andorra*

Angola*

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina*

Armenia*

Australia*

Austria*

Azerbaijan*

b

Bahamas

Bahrain*

Bangladesh*

Barbados*

Belgium*

Belize*

Benin*

Bhutan

Bolivia*

Bosnia & Herzegovina*

Brazil*

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria*

Burkina Faso*

Burma (Myanmar)*

Burundi*

c

Cambodia*

Cameroon

Canada*

Cape Verde*

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile*

China*

Colombia*

Comoros

Congo (Rep. of the)*

Cook Islands*

Costa Rica*

Côte d'Ivoire*

Croatia*

Cuba*

Cyprus*

Czech Republic*

d

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Denmark*

Djibouti*

Dominica*

Dominican Republic*

e

Ecuador*

Egypt*

El Salvador*

Estonia*

Ethiopia*

European Union*

f

Fiji

Finland

France*

 

g

Gabon*

Georgia*

Germany*

Ghana*

Greece*

Grenada*

Guatemala*

Guinea*

Guinea-Bissau*

Guyana*

h

Haiti*

Honduras*

Hungary*

i

Iceland

India*

Indonesia*

Iran (Islamic Republic of)*

Iraq*

Ireland

Israel*

Italy*

j

Jamaica*

Japan*

Jordan*

k

Kazakhstan

Kenya*

Kiribati *

Kuwait *

Kyrgyzstan

l  

Laos (People's Dem. Rep)*

Latvia*

Lebanon

Lesotho*

Liberia

Libya

Lithuania*

Luxembourg*

m

Macedonia (FYROM)*

Madagascar

Malawi*

Malaysia*

Maldives*

Mali*

Malta*

Mauritania*

Mauritius*

Mexico*

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Monaco

Mongolia*

Montenegro*

Morocco*

Mozambique*

n

Namibia*

Nauru*

Nepal*

Netherlands

New Zealand*

Nicaragua*

Niger*

Nigeria*

Norway*

 

o

Oman*

p

Pakistan*

Palau (Republic of)*

Panama*

Papua New Guinea*

Paraguay*

Peru*

Philippines*

Poland*

Portugal*

Qatar*

Republic of Korea*

Republic of Moldova*

Romania*

Russian Federation*

Rwanda*

s

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines*

Samoa

San Marino*

Saudi Arabia*

Senegal*

Serbia*

Seychelles*

Sierra Leone*

Singapore*

Slovakia*

Slovenia*

Solomon Islands

South Africa*

Spain*

Sri Lanka

Sudan*

Suriname

Swaziland*

Switzerland*

Sweden*

Syrian Arab Republic*

t

Thailand*

Togo*

Tonga

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia*

Turkey*

Turkmenistan*

Tuvalu*

u

Uganda*

Ukraine*

United Arab Emirates*

United Kingdom*

United Rep. of Tanzania*

United States of America

Uruguay*

Uzbekistan

v

Vanuatu*

Vietnam

y

Yemen*

z

Zambia*

Zimbabwe*










































































































































  


Useful Links and Downloads

» CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report
A Resource for Advocates and Policy Makers to Benchmark Progress in Making ICTs Accessible in Compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - 3rd Edition. This report offers disability advocates, governments, civil society and international organizations, monitoring the progress of the implementation of the CRPD by State Parties, a unique benchmarking tool that collects data on country laws, policies, and programs pertaining to accessible and assistive Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) around the globe. Download Report.

» CRPD 2012 ICT Accessibility Progress Report
The 2012 CRPD Progress Report includes the latest data on 52 countries representing 77.4 percent of the World Population. The report offers disability advocates, governments, civil society and international organizations - monitoring the progress of the implementation of the Convention by States Parties - a unique benchmarking tool that collects data on country laws, policies, and programs pertaining to accessible and assistive Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) around the globe.  All results are available cross-tabulated by region, level of income per capita of Human Development Index to facilitate benchmarking by advocates and policy makers. Download Report.

» CRPD 2010 ICT Accessibility Progress Report
The CRPD 2010 Progress Report on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) accessibility is a unique benchmarking tool that identifies the degree to which each of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on ICTs and Assistive Technologies (ATs) is actually enacted in local laws, policies and regulations and their impact. It includes data points relative to the status of ICT accessibility and ATs availability among ratifying countries. Download Report.

» G3ict White Paper: Web Accessibility Policy Making (Revised Edition 2012)

This is the third edition of the Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective (Revised Edition 2012) white paper jointly researched by G3ict, The Centre for Internet & Society and The Hans Foundation. Editor: Nirmita Narasimhan.

View Report.

 

» National and Regional Strategic Plans on Disability (June 2011)

The World Bank Disability and Development Team and the Global Partnership for Disability and Development have compiled a list of existing national plans of action and strategies on disability covering more than 80 countries. The recommendation forms part of the World Report on Disability launched by the United Nations in New York, the World Health Organization and the World Bank.   

Download the National and Regional Strategic Plans on Disability Report.

 

» ICT Accessibility Self-Assessment Framework (2009)

Evaluation of Country Compliance with the Dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies. Download Evaluation Form.

 

» UN Enable: Convention and Optional Protocol Signatures and Ratifications:
http://www.un.org/disabilities/countries.asp?navid=12&pid=166