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Issue 29 d specific obligations international

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professional institutions. Issue 29 D. Specific obligations International cooperation (art. 32) 29. Please provide information on what the State Council’s Committee on the Work for Persons with Disabilities has done to effect disability inclusive development, both nationally and internationally, since China ratified the Convention. Please elaborate on to what extent they are within the framework of article 32 (a), (b), (c) and (d) of the Convention. The State Council’s Committee on the Work for Persons with Disabilities (SCCWPD) is composed of 36 ministries and state commissions. Its main responsibilities are: under the leadership of the State Council, to coordinate, in an integrated manner, the development and implementation of the guidelines, policies, statues, regulations and programmes concerning persons with disabilities; to coordinate efforts to solve major issues related to disabled persons; and to organize and coordinate efforts for international exchanges and cooperation in the work for persons with disabilities. Since China ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the SCCWPD has mainly done the following: A . In the process of formulating major policies and programmes to facilitate the 33
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development of the work for persons with disabilities, all the SCCWPD component ministries and state commissions have fulfilled their functions, have assisted local governments in introducing policies and programs to facilitate the development of the work for local persons with disabilities, and have intensified policy and financial support through “universal preferential treatment plus special preferential treatment” with a view to effectively helping persons with disabilities to get out of difficulties in their daily life and personal development, and promoting their integration into the development cause. B . It has formulated a sound national programme on the work for the persons with disabilities and has made arrangements for its implementation. It has called for effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in China and has established and improved the national Convention implementation mechanism. Local governments at all levels and local SCCWPD units have, in light of their local conditions, earnestly developed and implemented their local Plans of Work for Persons with Disabilities during the 12 th Five-year Development Plan Period and the development-based poverty alleviation programmes for persons with disabilities in the rural areas for the next decade, and has made many innovations and breakthroughs in institutional guarantee, policy innovations, financial input and community participation. C . We have implemented policies and measures of the State Council to accelerate the building of a social security system and a service system for persons with disabilities. The SCCWPD has made it clear that all its component ministries or commissions should develop specific measures for the building of the “two systems”
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