The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has just made a new General Comment about how important it is for governments to work together with Disabled People’s Organisations!

This is pretty important for us, as People First New Zealand is the Disabled People’s Organisation run by and for people with learning disability in New Zealand!

We really hope this new General Comment will help governments around the world (and here in NZ!) to know how and why they need to work with us whenever they are making policies or laws that affect our lives.

People First New Zealand is also SUPER proud to have done the Easy Read translation of the General Comment for the Committee!

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/GC.aspx

We think everyone needs to be able to read and understand the important work of the Committee.

This is how to make the UN Disability Convention real.