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Labour Market

Labour Law

Occupational safety and health

Research

Initial and continuing training

Social Security

Pensions

Participation of persons with disabilities

International Affairs

Europe

European processes

European social policy

European employment policy

Mobility within the EU

Migration from third countries

Coordination of social rights

EU external relations.

Programmes and Funds

ESF

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

FEAD

EaSI

International

International organisations

G20

Services

Contact

Publications

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Press

Recent Publications

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Press photos of the minister

Press photos of the state secretaries

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Visitor Centre

The Ministry

BMAS at a Glance

Political Staff

New Work - New Security

Participation

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Universal human rights in more concrete terms

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities casts the universal human rights in more concrete terms from the perspective of people with disabilities and in light of their specific circumstances, which must be given systematic consideration in the protection of human rights. The Convention thus represents a major step in strengthening the rights of people with disabilities worldwide. It also recognises disability as part of human diversity and in doing so dispenses with a welfare approach still prevalent in many countries that is no longer in keeping with the times. The Convention and its Optional Protocol have been binding in Germany since 26 March 2009.

In Spring 2010, the German government will establish contact with disability associations and other institutions involved in implementing the UN Convention. This process has been given high priority and will be integrated into a national action plan.

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