The purpose of CDPF is to bring disabled people, regardless of type of impairment, gender, age, race, indigenous & geographical background, religion, political affiliation from all countries of the Commonwealth, together with a view to having one voice to advocate for promotion and equalization of opportunities for all disabled people.

To engage and influence the structures and organs of the Commonwealth and especially the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

In light of the adoption UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) by the General assembly in December 2006, the recognition by Commonwealth Heads of Government, in their statement in Kampala in November 2007, of the need to adopt, ratify and implement the UNCRDP throughout the Commonwealth and the continuing inequalities and exclusion disabled people face throughout the Commonwealth, we resolve to set up a Commonwealth Disabled Peoples’ Forum.

Read more about the origins of Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum on the History page