Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (551)

Holly Cairns


551. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the target quarter for the signing of the optional protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6914/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Programme for Government reiterates the commitment to ratify the Optional Protocol after the first reporting cycle. The completion of the reporting cycle will identify any additional actions needed to ensure the highest possible level of compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This remains the target for ratification.

The Government priorities remain focused on addressing the remaining legislative measures to be taken to give full effect to the Convention, submitting the first State Report to the UN Committee and developing an implementation plan to coordinate implementation of the Convention.