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Second and Third Report on HKSAR's implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issued
     The Second and Third Report on the progress of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in implementing the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) has been issued and is available on the Government's website.

     The UNCRPD has been in force in the People's Republic of China, including the HKSAR, since August 31, 2008, to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by people with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

     "The HKSAR report forms part of the combined Second and Third Report of the People's Republic of China to the UN under the UNCRPD. It sets out the progress in the implementation of the UNCRPD in the HKSAR since the submission of the previous report in 2010 and responds to the concluding comments of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities after its hearing on the previous report in 2012," a Government spokesman said today (November 8).

     "The report has taken into account the comments and views received from Legislative Council members and members of the community during the public consultation on the draft outline of the report from March to May 2018," the spokesman said.

     In line with the established practice, the report will be examined by the Committee in a future hearing.

     The full text of the report is available on Labour and Welfare Bureau's designated website on the UNCRPD (www.lwb.gov.hk/UNCRPD/eindex.html).
Ends/Friday, November 8, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00
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