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UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Strategic and


UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
Strategic and Operational Framework

April 2012

The UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) is a unique collaborative effort that brings together UN organizations, governments, Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) and other partners to promote the rights of persons with disabilities.

This document sets the collaborative framework that will underpin the work of the UNPRPD, addressing in
particular:
• The WHY of the UNPRPD—i.e. the context in which the Partnership is established and the rationale
for its creation;
• The WHAT of the UNPRPD—i.e. the specific objectives and programmatic priorities that will be
pursued by the Partnership; and
• The HOW of the UNPRPD—i.e. the governance structure and operating modalities of the Partnership
and the Fund that will support its work.