We helped create the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
DPA was influential in creating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Disability Convention). We were recognised internationally for this work in 2007 by jointly winning the Franklin Roosevelt Award.
New Zealand has signed and ratified the Disability Convention, which confirms that disabled people must have the same human rights as everyone else.
As a result of the Disability Convention, we are leading the way as we partner with government, local authorities and private companies to implement the Disability Convention.