On 13 December 2006, the Convention on the Rights for People with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

DSi was represented by our Trustees, Penny Robertson and Dan Weeks.

The CRPD was opened for signature on 30 March 2007.

There were 82 signatories to the Convention, 44 signatories to the Optional Protocol, and 1 ratification of the Convention. This is the highest number of signatories in history to a UN Convention on its opening day.

The Convention entered into force on 3 May 2008.

The CRPD is the first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century and it is the first human rights convention to be open for signature by regional integration organisations.