Fundación ONCE and the International Union of Notaries (UINL) have reached an agreement to contribute to the effective and consistent application of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The aim is to involve the more than 300,000 notaries in the world in carrying out joint activities to promote the rights of persons with disabilities recognised by the UN, thereby helping to improve the quality of life of 650 million people with disabilities and their families.
The International Union of Notaries’ Human Rights Commission, chaired by the Spanish notary Ms Almudena Castro-Girona, will collaborate with Fundación ONCE in promoting a series of measures to raise awareness among notaries about the needs and demands of citizens with disabilities. These measures include the exchange of information and examples of good practice in this field between member countries, legal and physical accessibility to the public notarial service and the organisation of training initiatives based around legal issues relating to disability.
The primary aim of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which came into force in May 2008, is to ensure all people with disabilities have access to the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights.