Listen to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

You can download and listen to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Each article is available in a separate MP3 file.

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Introduction to the audio files [MP4, 14 MB]

Opening announcement [MP3, 256 KB]

Indexing description [MP3, 179 KB]

Contents of the audio files [MP3, 3.7 MB]

The Convention text

Preamble [MP3, 6.9 MB]

Article 1 - Purpose [MP3, 546 KB]

Article 2 - Definitions [MP3, 1.6 MB]

Article 3 - General principles [MP3, 850 KB]

Article 4 - General obligations [MP3, 3.8 MB]

Article 5 - Equality and non-discrimination [MP3, 853 KB]

Article 6 - Women with disabilities [MP3, 552 KB]

Article 7 - Children with disabilities [MP3, 713 KB]

Article 8 - Awareness-raising [MP3, 1.6 MB]

Article 9 - Accessibility [MP3, 2.5 MB]

Article 10 - Right to life [MP3, 264 KB]

Article 11 - Situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies [MP3, 460 KB]

Article 12 - Equal recognition before the law [MP3, 1.7 MB]

Article 13 - Equal recognition before the law [MP3, 739 KB]

Article 14 - Liberty and security of the person [MP3, 877 KB]

Article 15 - Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment [MP3, 629 KB]

Article 16 - Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse [MP3, 2 MB]

Article 17 - Protecting the integrity of the person [MP3, 227 KB]

Article 18 - Liberty of movement and nationality [MP3, 1.2 MB]

Article 19 - Living independently and being included in the community [MP3, 1.1 MB]

Article 20 - Personal mobility [MP3, 962 KB]

Article 21 - Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information [MP3, 1.4 MB]

Article 22 - Respect for privacy [MP3, 675 KB]

Article 23 - Respect for home and the familiy [MP3, 2.5 MB]

Article 24 - Education [MP3, 3.6 MB]

Article 25 - Health [MP3, 1.9 MB]

Article 26 - Habilitation and rehabilitation [MP3, 1.5 MB]

Article 27 - Work and employment [MP3, 2.8 MB]

Article 28 - Adequate standard of living and social protection [MP3, 1.6 MB]

Article 29 - Participation in political and public life [MP3, 1.9 MB]

Article 30 - Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport [MP3, 2.7 MB]

Article 31 - Statistics and data collection [MP3, 1.2 MB]

Article 32 - International cooperation [MP3, 1.4 MB]

Article 33 - National implementation and monitoring [MP3, 1.1 MB]

Article 34 - Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [MP3, 3.9 MB]

Article 35 - Reports by States Parties [MP3, 1.2 MB]

Article 36 - Consideration of reports [MP3, 1.8 MB]

Article 37 - Cooperation between States Parties and the Committee [MP3, 470 KB]

Article 38 - Relationship of the Committee with other bodies [MP3, 1.2 MB]

Article 39 - Report of the Committee [MP3, 476 KB]

Article 40 - Conference of States Parties [MP3, 587 KB]

Article 41 - Depositary [MP3, 160 KB]

Article 42 - Signature [MP3, 262 KB]

Article 43 - Consent to be bound [MP3, 354 KB]

Article 44 - Regional integration organizations [MP3, 1.3 MB]

Article 45 - Entry into force [MP3, 507 KB]

Article 46 - Reservations [MP3, 267 KB]

Article 47 - Amendments [MP3, 1.8 MB]

Article 48 - Denunication [MP3, 309 KB]

Article 49 - Accessible format [MP3, 147 KB]

Article 50 - Authentic texts [MP3, 392 KB]

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