Tag Archives: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25

Human Interest: ‘Extraordinary’ little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother (NBC Today) An 8-year-old boy did not want his 6-year-old sibling who uses a wheelchair to miss out on a triathlon, so he pulled and pushed his little brother … Continue reading

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Seeing the child before the disability – UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children report.

On May 30th, 2013, in Da Nang, Viet Nam, UNICEF released their annual report: State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities, which discussed how children with disabilities and their communities benefit when society at large focuses on what … Continue reading

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The US Senate is voting today on the UN Disability Treaty

In July of this year, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Today, the Senate is finally scheduled to vote on CRPD. Through the adoption of the Convention, the … Continue reading

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