Latest Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Stories

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. Durocher will serve in this position as an interim placement through September 11, 2010, or until a permanent Executive Director is appointed. NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families. 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. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006, and has become one of the fastest negotiated Human Rights...

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. To subscribe to the NCD listserv, go to http://listserv.access.gpo.gov, click on "Online mailing list archives," select "NCD-NEWS-L," click on "Join or leave the list," then complete the...

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. In a video released on his web site, Obama said: "we must build a world free of unnecessary barriers, stereotypes, and discrimination," and "policies must be developed, attitudes must be shaped, and buildings and organizations must be designed to ensure that everyone...

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. The text now goes to the full 192-nation General Assembly, which is expected to approve it during its 61st annual session to open next month. It would then be opened for signature and finally for ratification. "You are sending an absolutely wonderful message to the...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.