On 29 August, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted the General Comment on Article 19 ("the Right to live independently and being included in community") of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The ‘Balcão IncluiES” was created by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education to provide information on supports and services relevant to people with disabilities who are attending higher education.
The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was held from 13 to 15 June 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The theme was "The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention".
Within the framework of the new United Nations Agenda for 2030, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS), Portugal presented, on July 18 at the United Nations Headquarters, the "National Report on the implementation of Agenda 2030 for the sustainable development". In this first report from Portugal, disability is mentioned only in ODS 1, related to the eradication of poverty.
It is currently under way - until September 30 - the public consultation on the the proposal to amend Decree-Law 3/2008, which defines "the specialized support to be provided in pre-school education and primary and secondary education in the public, private and cooperative sectors".