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Disabled people suffer from illegal sanctions against Iran

According to Fars News Agency’s Social Injuries Group, “Ali Mohammad Ghaderi,” the head of the Welfare Organization, in a video speech at the 15th Conference of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, stated that the Welfare Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the national authority for implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “Iran is one of the countries that joined this convention in the first years after the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and since then it has changed many of its domestic laws in accordance with this convention in order to change the rights of persons with disabilities.” Has tried to mainstream.

According to the official in charge of the welfare organization’s programs in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and with a priority to increase the participation of people with disabilities in society, accessibility and inclusiveness of services in different parts of the country, especially in disadvantaged and disadvantaged areas. Runs.

The head of the Welfare Organization stated that in addition to trying to implement the provisions of the Convention, the Islamic Republic of Iran has also had constructive cooperation with international human rights mechanisms related to the disabled. In 2013, in line with the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2017, Behzisti established a special mechanism to coordinate the activities of various domestic organizations in matters related to the implementation of the International Convention on the Disability, as well as domestic law.

He continued: “This special mechanism is currently compiling the second, third and fourth reports of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the wide participation of groups representing the disabled community, which will soon be presented in the form of a comprehensive report to the Committee for the Disabled.”

Explaining some of the best practices and decisions of the Welfare Organization, Ghaderi stated: By preserving the dignity and human dignity of people with disabilities, timely interventions are made in order to timely identify the disabled and determine the type and severity of various disabilities; Also, the needs of people with disabilities are identified and service processes are provided in accordance with the needs and level of performance of these people.

The head of the country’s welfare organization continued: “In reviving the society after Corona, special attention has been paid to the needs of the disabled, and their participation in returning to normal conditions has been attracted;” Also, the participation of active groups in the field of the disabled in all decision-making processes related to this group has been attracted and encouraged.

“Unfortunately, despite the efforts made, the negative effects of unilateral coercive measures and illegal sanctions against Iran have made the realization of the rights of the disabled very difficult and increased the vulnerability of this group,” he said. Rehabilitation services and equipment, lack of access to modern imported mobility aids, difficulty or sometimes impossibility of importing drugs and patients with disabilities suffering from disabilities due to lack of access to drugs are some of these issues that are well addressed in the preliminary report “Elena Dohan also mentions the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions, who visited Iran in mid-May this year.

Ghaderi concluded: “Currently, some of these services and drugs affected by sanctions are provided to the target community through domestic manufacturers and knowledge-based companies.”

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