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National Observatory on the Condition of Persons with Disabilities



The Observatory's task is improving and developing information on disability in Italy, while contributing to the improvement of policies’ consistency and efficiency.

In particular, under art. 3, clause 5 of Law of 3 March 2009 n. 18, it deals with:

  1. promoting the implementation of the Convention as of article 1, and drafting a detailed report on the measures adopted as of article 35 of the said Convention, in co-operation with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human Rights;
  2. preparing a two-year action plan for the promotion of rights and integration of persons with disabilities, thus implementing national and international legislation;
  3. promoting the collection of statistical data illustrating the status of persons with disabilities, with reference to different territorial situations as well;
  4. preparing the report on the state of implementation of disability policies, as of art. 41, clause 8, of Law 5 February 1992, n. 104, as amended by clause 8 of the present article;
  5. promoting the realisation of studies and research able to contribute to identifying priority areas to steer actions and interventions for the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities.