Montenegro
Country Programmes

Accelerating Disability Inclusion for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
 
 
25 Feb 202131 Dec 2023
Programme Status
Open
Programme Budget
US$ 400,000

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • UNICEF
  • UNDP

Government Organizations

  • Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • Association of Youth with Disabilities

The Programme

The Programme will support State institutions and OPDs to advance CRPD implementation of the preconditions of equality and non-discrimination, service delivery, CRPD compliant budgeting, and accountability.

Approach

Under Goal One, it will a) support Government to prevent institutionalization and to take key steps to facilitate the transition of persons with disabilities from institutions to family and community-based services and b) facilitate closer engagement between OPDs and the NHRI to monitor implementation of CRPD. Under Goal Two, it will assist the UN to ensure strong disability inclusion in the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (SDCF) and the Common Country Analysis on which the SDCF is based.   ​​​​​​​
Institutionalization remains one of the predominant forms of care for children and adults with disabilities. This is a priority gap to address as institutionalization deprives people of many rights. The project will develop mechanisms and build professional capacities to prevent institutionalization. It will analyze legislation on professional rehabilitation to help improve chances for a decent life, employment and independent living. Needs of adults with disabilities in institutions or at risk of institutionalization will be assessed, CRPD compliant budgeting introduced to prevent family separation, a minimum package of family and community-based services developed and services to support children and adults at risk or residing in institutions piloted. The Protector for Human Rights and Freedoms and OPDs will be supported to develop inclusive, independent monitoring. ​​​​​​​
The program will ensure meaningful participation of persons with different types of disabilities, both women and men, and of children with disabilities and parents in all activities, at all stages.

Programme Documents