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CONADIS: Supporting the Equality of Ecuador’s Citizens with Disabilities

The National Council for Disability Equality (CONADIS, acronym in Spanish), an agency of the Federal Government of the Republic of Ecuador, is the leading institution on public policies related to people with disabilities. CONADIS ensures the full validity of human … Continue reading

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Meet on CRPD 7/12

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is schedule to hear discussion on the ratification of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities this Thursday, July 12, at 9am. This hearing is open to the public and will be webcast. … Continue reading

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The International Women with Disabilities Conference

The International Women with Disabilities Conference opened on June 27th, 2012 at 3pm Spanish time. This three-day conference is hosted by the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (CERMI) and is taking place at the ONCE (Spanish National … Continue reading

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UN Enable announces inclusion in the Rio+20 Outcome Document

The UN Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities announced that disability has been included in the Rio+20 Outcome Document “The Future We Want.” The Rio+20 conference is going on right now in Brazil. Rio+20 is … Continue reading

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Promoting, protecting, and ensuring human rights for ALL people with disabilities

Entered into force in 2008, the UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) is a treaty designed to promote, protect, and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities as … Continue reading

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