Latest Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Stories

2011-03-15 10:30:00

ATLANTA, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile communications technology intended to benefit persons with disabilities and aging adults can bring considerable benefits to users with or without disabilities as mobile service providers implement innovative strategies and business processes to promote them, according to a White Paper released today by G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies.

2010-03-01 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today announced the appointment of Joan M. Durocher as Executive Director. Ms.

2009-07-24 21:43:00

RICHMOND, Va., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama today announced his intention to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, marking an evolution in the perception of disability as a human rights issue as opposed to a health or social welfare issue.

2009-07-21 10:46:00

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ --The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), representing a broad constituency of Americans with disabilities and disability organizations, praises Monday's announcement of President Barack Obama's intention to sign the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Friday, July 24, 2009 at the White House."President Obama committed to sign the Convention during his campaign and we applaud his leadership.

2009-06-19 13:20:00

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the National Council on Disability's monthly bulletin for June 2009: The "Bulletin," which is free of charge and at NCD's award-winning Web site (http://www.ncd.gov), brings you the latest issues and news affecting people with disabilities.

2007-12-11 18:00:39

Senator Barack Obama today unveils his plan to ensure that Americans with disabilities have an equal opportunity to achieve the American Dream and pledged to make implementing this plan an Obama administration priority.

2006-08-25 19:52:29

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A treaty to protect the rights of the world's 650 million disabled people cleared a key hurdle on Friday as a U.N. General Assembly panel approved a draft text of the convention.

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