News: Disabilities
Disabilities - Tue May 13 2008
Major milestone to promote Human Rights of desabled people
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities received its 20th ratification on 3 April 2008, triggering the entry into force of the Convention and its Optional Protocol 30 days late.
Disabilities - Tue Apr 08 2008
Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of persons with disabilities
The Republic of Ecuador deposited its instrument of ratification for the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This in turn triggered the entry into force of the Convention which will occur in 30 days on May 3, 2008.
Disabilities - Fri Dec 28 2007
Experts call for the protection of sexual and reproductive health of person with disabilities
The Global Expert Group Meeting on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Persons with Disabilities discussed in Brasilia ways to promote the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006.
Disabilities - Tue Dec 04 2007
The right to decent work of persons with disabilities
Despite significant progress in recent years in improving their livelihoods, new efforts are needed to break down barriers that still prevent millions of people with disabilities from working and contributing to the economic growth of their societies, according to a new ILO report released for the International Day of Disabled Persons on 3 December.
Disabilities - Thu Oct 11 2007
A new tool to teach blind children
Researchers have developed a Braille 'tutor', which tackles many of the issues faced by new Braille learners in the developing world.
Disabilities - Tue Sep 25 2007
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Convention and its Optional Protocol will be highlighted at the annual United Nations treaty event, organized to encourage United Nations Member States to participate in international treaties.
Disabilities - Fri Sep 07 2007
DPI World Assembly
Persons with disabilities (PWDs) from around the world will attend conferences, session and events to report the status of PWDs in their countries, to discuss progress plans together, to adopt a resolution and to participate in various events.
Disabilities - Fri Jul 13 2007
Kenya: rights of the disabled violated, say experts
In Kenya, a 2007 report reveals that the human rights of approximately three million persons with disabilities are being violated. The passing of the country's Persons with Disabilities Act (2003) has resulted in little if any improvement in the lives of persons with disabilities.
Disabilities - Fri Mar 30 2007
Landmark UN treaty on disabilities opens for signature
More than 70 countries are expected to sign a new treaty that would protect the world's 650 million persons with disabilities.
Disabilities /Information and Communication Technologies - Mon Mar 26 2007
How information technology can assist persons with disabilities
The many ways information and communication technologies (ICT) can improve the lives of persons with disabilities will be the topic of a meeting taking place at United Nations.

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