The meeting addressed the social adaptation of people with disabilities, their integration into society, and improvements to legislation protecting their rights.
The President instructed the Public Health and Social Development Ministry to bring national legislation into compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The head of state recalled that Russia joined this international convention in September 2008.
The Council for the Disabled was established in December 2008 to implement state policy designed to protect and benefit disabled persons. The Council is a presidential consultative body and includes representatives of public authorities, State Duma deputies and public organisations of persons with disabilities.