The National Union of Organizations for the Disabled (NUOD) began a three-day workshop for member organizations to train them for the design of the National Shadow Report on the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The President of NUOD, Rev. Fallah Boima said that when the Convention was signed into law a year ago in Liberia, the government in 2014 had to send a report on the progress of the implementation in the country.
Rev. Boima continued that after the Liberian Government shall have sent their report; organizations for the disabled are to send a shadow report as a means of balancing the scale.
He said further that that the NUOD is keen on the implementation of the Convention to improve the livelihood of disabled persons throughout the country.
Kutaka Togbah from the Ministry of Justice said that the training will help strengthen the works of the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD), and the NUOD.
The Executive Director of NCD, Ricardia Dennis during the start of the workshop said, “The implementation of the Convention is not the sole responsibility of the government because the civil society has to play a crucial role too.”