What does this symbol actually mean? - Adrian Treharne
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The UN CRPD is an international human rights treaty intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. The CRPD is important because it is a tool for ensuring that people with disabilities have access to the same rights and opportunities as everybody else. There are around 1 billion people with disabilities in the world. They are often the poorest of the poor. The stigma and discrimination they suffer are common in all societies. This is largely due to the barriers they face in their everyday lives, rather than their disability.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. ISO has published more than 21000 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. ISO International Standards impact everyone, everywhere.
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