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Principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Convention Principles:

  • Respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons
  • Non-discrimination
  • Full and effective participation and inclusion in society
  • Respect for difference and acceptance of disabled people as part of human diversity and humanity
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Accessibility
  • Equality between men and women
  • Respect for the evolving capacities of disabled children and respect for the right of disabled children to preserve their identities

Key Resources for People with Disabilities

Enable New Zealand

Health and Disability Commissioner

Mana Whaikaha

Office for Disability Issues

Other Disability Resources

 
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Most documents are available in Acrobat (PDF) format. Some documents are also available in other formats (doc, xls, html etc.) or as a printed version (hard copy). Please note, due to cost, a different format or printed version may not be available.

To request a different format or printed version, please contact the MidCentral District Health Board Communications Unit.

 

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