The “National Union of People with Disabilities of Tajikistan” ("NUPDT") was initially organized and led by people with disabilities in 1990.The goal of public organization “National Union of People with Disabilities of Tajikistan” is to represent and protect the rights and interests of people with disabilities in the Republic of Tajikistan. The organization has about 50,000 beneficiaries and 35 branch offices all over Tajikistan. In accordance with the Law on Public Organizations, the National Union was reregistered at the Ministry of Justice under the number 302 A on November 16, 2007.
On March 22, 2018, President of Tajikistan signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which became a new milestone for activity of the National Union of People with Disabilities of Tajikistan. This Union is a member of the International Union of the Organization of People with Disabilities of the former Soviet Union. It has been accredited by the UN and may represent Tajikistan in high-level meetings under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The farming helped the organization in self-financing. The "NUPDT" improves legal literacy of persons with disabilities. It promotes an accessible environment for people with disabilities, and actively participating in the development of laws and regulatory acts relating to disability.
The "NUPDT" is a member of the Public Council under the President of the country and a member of the Coordinating Council for People with Disabilities under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan; also the National Union is a member of the Coordinating Council for the creation of an accessible environment under the Committee for Architecture and Construction. There are a lot of infrastructure projects implemented in Tajikistan, but they do not take into account the construction norms for an accessible environment for people with disabilities.