A/HRC/RES/55/8 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 5 April 2024 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fifth session 26 February–5 April 2024 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 3 April 2024 55/8. Support systems to ensure community inclusion of persons with disabilities The Human Rights Council, Reaffirming the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, Recalling the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of all human rights and fundamental freedoms and the need for persons with disabilities to be guaranteed the full enjoyment of their human rights and freedoms without discrimination, Reaffirming all of its previous resolutions on the rights of persons with disabilities, the most recent of which was resolution 49/12 of 31 March 2022 on participation of persons with disabilities in sport, and statistics and data collection, and welcoming the efforts of all stakeholders to implement those resolutions, Recalling its resolution 54/6 of 11 October 2023 on the centrality of care and support from a human rights perspective, Recalling also General Assembly resolution 78/195 of 19 December 2023 entitled “Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto: situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies”, Reaffirming that disability is a social construct and that impairments must not be taken as a legitimate ground for denial or restriction of human rights, Reaffirming also that discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person, while reaffirming further that the adoption of specific measures, including reasonable accommodations, that are necessary to accelerate or achieve de facto equality of persons with disabilities shall not be considered discrimination, Noting with deep concern the disproportionate negative impact of global pandemics, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, on persons with disabilities, while recognizing that they face a greater risk of COVID-19 infection and have higher mortality rates, and face aggravated barriers in their access to timely and quality health services, which has an impact on their human rights, GE.24-06215 (E)

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