Advisory Board for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities VANE
The Advisory Board for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the national coordinating mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Its function is to promote national implementation of the Convention and to take into account the rights of persons with disabilities in all aspects of government.
The Board operates under Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. It consists of representatives of ministries, persons with disabilities and their families, labour market organisations as well as representatives from regional and local government.
In addition to Finnish, Swedish and English, these pages present VANE and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in all the varieties of the Sami language spoken in Finland, plain language in Finnish and Swedish as well as in sign language.