Below are some of the resources and guidelines that have been developed to support and promote accessibility and independent living in Nepal. There are also links to our partner organisations well as some other links that might be useful.
If you know of other resources or documents that may be beneficial to others please contact us.
Resources from Nepal
Constitution of Nepal (2015/2072)
View how the rights of people with disabilities have been included in the Nepali Constitution.
⇒Read the Constitution in English
⇒Read the Constitution in Nepali
⇒National Federation of the Disabled (NFDN) Nepal: Disability rights confirmed in new constitution.
Disability Rights Act Nepal (2017/ 2074)
This act supersedes the Disabled Protection and Welfare Act (1982), incorporating the UNCRPD and the disability-related provisions in the Constitution of Nepal (2015/ 2072).
⇒Read the Disability Rights Act Nepal in Nepali
⇒National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN): The legislative parliament passes the Disability Rights Act
The Center for Independent Living Kathmandu has developed a guide for earthquake preparedness for people with disabilities.
In 2069 (2013 AD) the Government of Nepal approved guidelines on the requirements to make public spaces and other structures accessible for people with disabilities.
⇒View the guidelines in English.
CIL brochure with an overview of our principles and activities.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities (UNCRPD)
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.
⇒Download the treaty in English from the UN.
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
⇒The SDGs : An opportunity for people with disabilities (By Prakash Wagle)
Human Rights Watch: ‘Futures Stolen’ Barriers for Children with Disabilities in Nepal
A report on field research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Nepal which looks at the barriers children with disabilities face.