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Senate Fails to Act, Disability Leaders Outraged on Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2014
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, American disability leaders express outrage over the Senate's inaction on ratification of the international Disability Treaty (the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD).

Activists with Disabilities Demand U.S. Ratification of Disability Treaty!
October 31, 2014
In this six-minute video, advocates demand that the U.S. Senate ratify the "Disability Treaty" (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD)!

USICD Board Member and DDI Director Barbara LeRoy Awarded Prestigious Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship from OECD, Paris
October 14, 2014

Georgia Disability Leaders Join National Advocates to Call on Senators Isakson and Chambliss to Vote for Ratification of the Disability Community when the Senate Returns to Washingotn in November
October 7, 2014
Georgia disability leaders and veterans join national advocates to call on Senators Isakson and Chambliss to vote for ratification of the "Disability Treaty" (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD) when the Senate returns to Washington in November. People with disabilities, including war-disabled veterans, constitute a large but overlooked voting block and will not accept anything less than immediate ratification. Press conference is being held today in the 7th floor auditorium of the Sepherd Center at 2020 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia.

UN rights office hails ratification of disability convention by 150 States as ‘major milestone’
September 16, 2014
Source: UN

Senate should pass ‘Disability Treaty’ in 2014
September 4, 2014
Source: The Hill

Harkin’s ‘to do’ list for remainder of senate term
August 18, 2014
Source: Radio Iowa

Op-ed: Ratify disabilities treaty to do right by disabled veterans
August 16, 2014
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Disability rights advocates push for accessibility treaty
August 12, 2014
Source: J. Taylor Rushing, The Gazette (Iowa)

Beijing Plus 20 Review: The Situation of Women and Girls with Disabilities and The Beijing Plus 20 Proces
August 11, 2014
Source: Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq., President, Women Enabled, Inc.

Senator Dole: Protecting America's Wounded Warriors
August 7, 2014
Source: Air Force Sergeants Association

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) letter of support on CRPD to Senators
July 23, 2014
Source: Gary Shapiro President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Bob Dole battles home-schoolers on disabilities treaty
July 23, 2014
Source: Maggie Severns, Politico

Opening Doors to People With Disabilities Worldwide
July 23, 2014
Source: Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

IBM names West accessibility chief
July 22, 2014
Source: Larry Dignan, ZDnet

Global disabilities treaty passes committee but faces a tough fight in the Senate
July 22, 2014
Source: Patricia Zengerle, MedCity News

Announcement: Today the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) delivered a felicitations letter to our Hon Sam K. Kuteesa, the incoming President of the UN General Assembly.
July 21, 2014
Source: Mwesigwa Martin Babu, Member - UNCRPD Committee of Experts, Deputy Executive Director & Head of Prog

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty
July 2, 2014
Source: Judith Heumann, DIPNOTE, U.S. Department of State Official Blog

Iowa's Harkin says fundraising, lack of relationships hurt Senate
June 23, 2014
Source: Mark Z. Barabak

UN CRPD, the Global South and Youth
June 23, 2014
Source: Elizabeth Lockwood, CBM

Civil Society CRPD Forum 2014: “Towards an Inclusive Post-2015 Agenda”
June 11, 2014
Source: IDA

Side Events Announced for 2014 Conference of State Parties to the CRPD
June 5, 2014

Roll Call: Dole, Harkin Renew Disability Treaty Push After SCOTUS Decision
June 4, 2014
Source: Niels Lesniewski

Republican Senators Urge Call for CRPD Ratification
June 4, 2014
Source: Mark Kirk, U.S. Senator For Illinois

Disability Advocates Call for Senate Action on Treaty Following Supreme Court Ruling in Bond Case
June 2, 2014
Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Bond v. United States. The unanimous judgment supports what disability advocates and legal scholars had long contended: that the Bond case is not an obstacle to ratifying the Disability Treaty. The coalition of over 800 disability, veteran, and faith organizations working in support of the Treaty today call on the Senate to proceed promptly to ratification of the Disability Treaty.

Chairman Menendez: Bond Decision Clears Way for Consideration of Disability Treaty
June 2, 2014

SENATOR BOB DOLE STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT BOND DECISION AND CRPD
June 2, 2014
Source: Marion Watkins

Harkin: Senate Should Act on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Following Supreme Court Decision in Bond
June 2, 2014

Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Supreme Court Decision Gives Green Light to Senate to Ratify Disability Treaty
June 2, 2014

Ratify the Disability Treaty: Carrie H. Nolan
May 27, 2014
Source: Carrie H. Nolan

MS patient's view
May 26, 2014
Source: John Platt

Burundi ratifies the CRPD
May 22, 2014
Source: UN Enable

Observe World MS Day, support the Disability Treaty
May 21, 2014
Source: SoMd News (Maryland-Opinion)

The Disability Movement Calls for the Active Participation of Organisations of Persons With Disabilities in the Implementation of the UN Convention
May 20, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

Angola Ratifies the CRPD
May 20, 2014
Source: UN Enable

Senator Rubio and the CRPD
April 29, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

Why Do Seniors Vote For Republicans?
April 28, 2014
Source: Germantown Now (Maryland)

Dole's legacy: Towering and still growing
April 26, 2014
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal

The CRPD and an Idea
April 25, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

UN: People With Disabilities Free To Make Own Decisions
April 23, 2014
Source: Disability Scoop

Compilation of 11th Session of CRPD Committee c/o IDA
April 23, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance

The CRPD and Ukraine
April 23, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

Bob Dole is back in Kansas, running for nothing, but running hard
April 22, 2014
Source: Washington Post

Senator Portman and the CRPD
April 19, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

Senator Heller and the CRPD
April 18, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

Senator Burr and the CRPD By Patricia Morrissey
April 17, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

Senator Boozman and the CRPD
April 17, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

The International Disability Treaty
April 15, 2014
Source: Wheelchair Traveling (Blog)

Disability Matters with Wade Henderson
April 15, 2014
Source: Disability Matters

CRPD Committee Makes Reports Available
April 14, 2014
Source: UNOHR

The Senate Can Pass A Treaty To Protect Fish But Not One To Protect Disability Rights
April 11, 2014
Source: Think Progress

Fish and the CRPD
April 11, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

Advancing ICT Accessibility with ITU
April 10, 2014
Source: ITU Blog

Challenges faced by children with disabilities in Uganda
April 8, 2014
Source: New Vision

Human rights training in Makira onCRPD
April 8, 2014
Source: Solomon Star

What the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Conceals
April 7, 2014
Source: Town Hall

A Life Deserved
April 7, 2014
Source: Baltimore Sun

Senator Santorum and the CRPD
April 7, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

Romania has to ensure a better protection to persons with disabilities, children and Roma
April 7, 2014
Source: Act Media

Paralympians Call on Congress to Ratify the Disability Treaty
April 3, 2014

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: US must continue leading on rights for the disabled
April 3, 2014
Source: Arizona Daily Star

Palestine Becomes 144th State Party to Ratify the CRPD
April 2, 2014
Source: UN Enable

Federation’s Kaplan impressed by D.C. disability advocacy day
March 28, 2014
Source: Cleveland Jewish News (Ohio)

Panel discusses global disability rights
March 28, 2014
Source: ASU News

Federal disability expert to speak in Tucson
March 26, 2014
Source: Arizona Daily Star

The CRPD and Senate Process
March 25, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

DRI and allies testify on abuses in the Americas
March 25, 2014
Source: Disability Rights International

The U.S. and the CRPD: An Interview with USICD President Marca Bristo
March 25, 2014
Source: Nation of Change

The $64,000 Question
March 24, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

The Senate refuses to lend support for people with disabilities
March 22, 2014
Source: The News Journal (Delaware)

Why the U.S. Refuses to Ratify the U.N. Disabilities Treaty
March 18, 2014
Source: Nation of Change

Paralympics: Leadership Needs to Embrace Rights, Inclusion
March 14, 2014
Source: Human Rights Watch

Does the Treaty Power Threaten Our System of Limited Government?
March 14, 2014
Source: Heritage Foundation

U.S. signature absent from U.N. disability convention, celebrated at Paralympic Games
March 13, 2014
Source: PBS NewsHour

Paralympics chance to champion rights of disabled
March 13, 2014
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

White House, faith leaders, discuss disability
March 12, 2014
Source: ABP News

New Jersey’s Robert Menendez Named National MS Society 2013 U.S. Senator of the Year
March 12, 2014
Source: PressCloud

Paralympics In Full Swing In Sochi
March 12, 2014
Source: WLRN

Human rights for thee but not for me
March 12, 2014
Source: Al Jazeera America

Parental rights under assault
March 12, 2014
Source: Sonoran News (Arizona)

Sochi Paralympics confronts Russia's attitude towards disabled
March 10, 2014
Source: CBC News (Canada)

The CRPD and Reality
March 10, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

EDF CALLS ON THE EU TO PROTECT WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES FROM DISCRIMINATION
March 7, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

Tension in Sochi as the Winter Paralympics Begin
March 7, 2014
Source: Slate

Sen. Mark Kirk: Let’s cheer on athletes with disabilities
March 6, 2014
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the UN CRPD in Africa: Deepening Dialogue between Africa Stakeholders and Global and Regional DPOs to Strengthen Advocacy for Inclusive Development
March 6, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance

Don’t Ratify
March 3, 2014
Source: Wichita Eagle (Kansas)

Can Tom Harkin Be Persuaded to Un-Retire?
March 3, 2014
Source: Nonprofit Quarterly

What Does Ron Johnson Have Against Veterans ?
March 3, 2014
Source: Germantown Now (Wisconsin)

Sen. Roberts, please
March 1, 2014
Source: Kansas City Star

Why the U.S. needs to join the U.N. on disability rights
February 28, 2014
Source: Seattle Times

Moran, Roberts should support treaty on disabilities
February 28, 2014
Source: Wichita Eagle (Kansas)

The CRPD and Senator Blunt
February 27, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try (Blog)

St. Louis Athletes Go For Gold In Paralympics, Concerns Persist Over Disability Rights Abroad
February 26, 2014
Source: St. Louis Public Radio – St. Louis On The Air (Missouri)

Pat Roberts: A Kansas Senator reinventing himself to win re-election
February 26, 2014
Source: High Plains Public Radio (Kansas)

The CRPD and Senator Isakson
February 25, 2014
Source: http://www.wecandothisifwetry.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-crpd-and-senator-isakson.html

Soros Group Funnels $11 Million into Lobbying Efforts
February 24, 2014
Source: Newsmax

The Viscardi Center Seeks to Pay Tribute to Influential Individuals with Disabilities as the U.S. Senate Deliberates on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
February 24, 2014
Source: The Viscardi Center

The Zero Project Report 2014 on Accessibility is Published!
February 24, 2014

Disability Treaty Faces Uphill Struggle in Senate
February 24, 2014
Source: Newsmax

US Senate should ratify disabilities treaty
February 24, 2014
Source: Religion News Service

Soros group triples its lobbying spending
February 23, 2014
Source: The Washington Post

A Republican Schism Engulfs Protections for the Disabled
February 23, 2014
Source: Bloomberg View

EDF CALLS FOR THE FULL IMPLEMANTATION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH STRUCTURAL FUNDS
February 22, 2014
Source: European Disability Forum

Disability access needs improvement at Sochi Games
February 19, 2014
Source: Kansas City Star

The Least We Can Do
February 19, 2014
Source: New York Times

Making inclusion a reality
February 19, 2014
Source: Washington Jewish Week

The Winter Paralympic Preview: Sochi 2014
February 17, 2014
Source: Able Magazine

Englis Language German Shadow Report Released on CRPD
February 16, 2014
Source: ISL

U.S. senator credited with stopping UN treaty that could harm homeschoolers
February 14, 2014
Source: One News Now

Senator Flake and the CRPD
February 13, 2014
Source: We Can Do This If We Try

Pearson Dogwood redevelopment plan a matter of human rights
February 13, 2014
Source: Vancouver Courier

Inclusion in the Jewish community
February 12, 2014
Source: Jewish News

letters to the Editor support CRPD
February 10, 2014
Source: America The National Catholic Review

African Leaders Commit to the Rights of People with Disabilities
February 10, 2014
Source: Nyasa Times

Thousands of Disability Activists protest in India to demand new disability legislation include all the human rights of CRPD!!!
February 9, 2014

Promoting disability inclusion at the UN
February 9, 2014
Source: CBM

Jewish activists lobby for disabled
February 7, 2014
Source: JTA The Global Jewish News Source

Lacking a House, a Senator Is Renewing His Ties in Kansas
February 7, 2014
Source: New York Times

A Post-2015 Development Framework Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities
February 7, 2014
Source: Inclusion International

Scientists Explore How Technology Can Expand Human Rights for People with Disabilities. and Everyone.
February 7, 2014
Source: MSDN Blogs

Procedure for providing the disabled with rehabilitation simplified
February 7, 2014
Source: forUm

Rep. Tammy Duckworth to lead U.S. delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi
February 7, 2014
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Sochi Paralympics Highlight the Major Russian Human Rights Issue You Haven't Heard About
February 4, 2014
Source: Policy Mic

Hero Mistreated
February 3, 2014
Source: Times-Tribune (Pennsylvania)

Harkin: Minimum wage hike will pass this year
February 2, 2014
Source: WCF Courier (Iowa)

A.D.A. Writ Large
January 31, 2014
Source: America Magazine (Letter to the Editor)

False information abounds about treaty modeled on ADA
January 30, 2014
Source: The Mountain Echo (Missouri)

New UNICEF Report on Educationg Children with Disabilities
January 29, 2014

Send Arne Duncan to Mars!: A State of the Union wish list for liberals
January 28, 2014
Source: Salon

#SOTU: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
January 27, 2014
Source: Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

USICD ED David Morrissey speaks with USAID at the Science & Human Rights Coalition Meeting: Disability Rights
January 27, 2014
Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science

South Africa Audio Description: A New Dynamic for Persons with Disabilities and Access to Cultural Venues
January 26, 2014
Source: G3ict

U.N. treaties benefit America
January 25, 2014
Source: The Gazette (Iowa)

Open letter to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Disabilities Treaty vote
January 22, 2014
Source: The Hill

Japan Ratifies Disability Treaty, While U.S. Lags Behind
January 22, 2014

Ratify the U.N. Disabilities Treaty
January 20, 2014
Source: US News & World Report

Lawrence: Disability treaty needs support
January 20, 2014
Source: Times Free-Press (Tennessee)

Corker remains opposed to disability treaty
January 16, 2014
Source: The Tennessean

Politics of Power have Disability Treaty Stalled in Senate
January 15, 2014
Source: Public News Service

Disability Advocates Ask Tenn. Senators to Reconsider U.N. Treaty
January 15, 2014
Source: WMOT (Tennessee)

Dole, Frist and a Generation Gap
January 13, 2014
Source: CQ Weekly

Speak up for rights of disabled veterans
January 12, 2014
Source: The Tennessean

An Open Letter to Senator Corker
January 12, 2014
Source: We Can Do This if We Try

Video: UN Disability Treaty Faces Battle in US Senate
January 10, 2014
Source: Voice of America

US Jesuits urge passage of UN disabilities treaty
January 9, 2014
Source: The Hill

Dignity of the Disabled
January 8, 2014
Source: America Magazine

The politics of paranoia
January 7, 2014
Source: MSNBC

A spirit unbroken
January 5, 2014
Source: Register-Guard (Oregon)

Why tech is a double-edged sword for human rights
January 5, 2014
Source: CNN

5 most vital foreign policy moves for the US in 2014
January 5, 2014
Source: Courier-Journal (Kentucky)

Improving life, choices for those with disabilities
January 3, 2014
Source: The Columbian

Doing Good by Doing Well: Private Sector Gets Behind UN Disabilities Treaty
January 3, 2014
Source: The Independent

Grassley should back the disabilities treaty
January 3, 2014
Source: Press-Citizen (Iowa)

Leading by example can restore America's global luster
January 2, 2014
Source: The Intelligencer

Kerry’s Energizer Bunny Diplomacy Takes Risks for Wins
December 30, 2013
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Bill stuck, fate of the disabled hangs in balance - India
December 27, 2013
Source: The Times of India

Treaty on Disability Rights
December 26, 2013
Source: New York Times

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Perspectives for the disability movement from now till then
December 25, 2013
Source: Disabled People's International

Frist supports UN disability pact
December 24, 2013
Source: 92.3 WNPC (Tennessee)

A chance for U.S. leadership that starts at home
December 24, 2013
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The 7 Most Important Things Congress Did in 2013 (and the Top 25 Things It Didn’t)
December 23, 2013
Source: Roll Call

Frist says Corker, Alexander wrong about disabilities treaty
December 23, 2013
Source: The Tennessean

Corker To Oppose U.N. Disabilities Treaty Ratification
December 20, 2013
Source: The Daily Beast

Corker, Alexander say they’ll oppose disability treaty
December 20, 2013
Source: The Tennessean

Corker, Alexander Cannot Support U.N. Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities
December 20, 2013
Source: The Chattanoogan

Disabilities Treaty to Get 2014 Push, but GOP Skeptics Not Yet Persuaded
December 18, 2013
Source: CQ Roll Call

Disabilities Advocate and Expert on Why Equality Matters
December 18, 2013
Source: International Foundation on Electoral Systems

Tuvalu Becomes 138th State Party to Ratify the CRPD
December 18, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Barred From College Entrance Exams, in a Blow for China’s Blind
December 18, 2013
Source: The New York Times

Standing his ground
December 15, 2013
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Veterans disappointed in lack of legislation for 2013
December 13, 2013
Source: Stars and Stripes

Local View: Ratify human rights treaties
December 11, 2013
Source: Journal Star (Nebraska)

Vets to Congress: #FinishThe4
December 10, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Despite setbacks, UN ushered in 65 years of progress on human rights
December 10, 2013
Source: Christian Science Monitor

Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve
December 9, 2013
Source: Los Angeles Times

The International Disability Treaty
December 9, 2013
Source: WAMU (The Kojo Nnamdi Show)

David Rundle: Senators should back U.N. disability treaty
December 8, 2013
Source: Wichita Eagle (Kansas)

Treaty for disabled is needed by all
December 6, 2013
Source: The Daily Progress

Senator Dole Receives Human Rights First’s Beacon Prize for His Championship of the Rights of the Disabled
December 6, 2013
Source: KRSL

Susan Rice: Obama Administration leads on human rights
December 6, 2013
Source: San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Treaty is important to us all
December 5, 2013
Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News (Arizona)

US Ambassador to UN: Ratify Treaty on Disabled
December 4, 2013
Source: Associated Press

UN treaty a 'key threshold' for those with disabilities
December 4, 2013
Source: CCTV America

Empowering the Intellectually Disabled Through Sport
December 4, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Protect the rights of the disabled
December 4, 2013
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal (Kansas)

WE CANNOT ACHIEVE THE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IF ONE BILLION DISABLED PEOPLE ARE EXCLUDED” WARNS CHARITY CHIEF
December 3, 2013
Source: Leonard Cheshire Disability

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, USICD Calls for Ratification of Disability Treaty
December 3, 2013

Sconyers: An urgent need for health care
December 3, 2013
Source: Virgnian-Pilot

statement made by Miki Matheson, Programme Officer, DPI at the United Nations on the occasion of International day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2013
Source: Disabled People's International

Join the USBLN® in Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Appealing to the U.S. Senate to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2013
Source: US Business Leadership Network

Nothing to Celebrate: North Koreans with Disabilities
December 3, 2013
Source: Foreign Policy In Focus

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE (IDA) Statemnt on International Day
December 3, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

Former WFD President Liisa Kauppinen receives 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize
December 3, 2013
Source: World Federation of the Deaf

RIADIS Statement on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2013
Source: RIADIS

The Disabilities Treaty: Right Treaty, Right Time, Right for America
December 2, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Why we must pass the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Opinion
December 2, 2013
Source: Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

Differently Abled, Not Disabled
December 2, 2013
Source: PLOS

Ratify convention to break down global barriers for the disabled
December 1, 2013
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Deborah Kendrick commentary: People with disabilities can be thankful for how far we’ve come
December 1, 2013
Source: Columbus Dispatch

Letter to the Editor: Disabilities treaty should be ratified
November 30, 2013
Source: Suburban News (New Jersey)

Letters to the editor: 11/29: U.S. can still improve conditions for disabled
November 29, 2013
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal (New York)

Government in Slow Motion
November 28, 2013
Source: New York Times

A treaty that needs to pass
November 26, 2013
Source: Daily Herald

Group backs treaty for disabled
November 26, 2013
Source: WHBY (Wisconsin)

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender Interviews Tony Coelho
November 26, 2013
Source: Voice America

A chance to rewrite history for the disabled: Editorial
November 25, 2013
Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger

Sen. Ron Johnson should support disabilities treaty
November 25, 2013
Source: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Treaty is important to all Americans
November 25, 2013
Source: East Valley Tribune

How to Do Right by the Disabled
November 24, 2013
Source: New York Times

Mightier than the words
November 23, 2013
Source: The Economist

Kerry on U.N. Disabilities Treaty: 'No Impact Whatsoever On the Sovereignty of the United States'
November 22, 2013
Source: CNS News

Morning Defense: Hagel Endorses UN Disabilities Treaty
November 21, 2013
Source: Politico

Ratifying the Disabilities Treaty Will Keep the U.S. Exceptional
November 21, 2013
Source: Roll Call

Ratify treaty on disabled
November 21, 2013
Source: The Register-Guard

Disabilities pact faces more Republican questions
November 21, 2013
Source: The Washington Post

Kerry and Hagel tag-team Senate on disabilities treaty
November 21, 2013
Source: The Hill

Advocates, Administration Unite To Nudge Disabilities Treaty Over The Finish Line
November 21, 2013
Source: Think Progress

DoD, VA Back UN Disability Treaty
November 21, 2013
Source: Military.com

Disability treaty advocates rally to win over Bob Corker, other senators
November 21, 2013
Source: The Tennessean
An international treaty on disabilities would not give the United Nations new powers over the United States or its citizens, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and other advocates for the treaty said in trying to rally public support on the eve of a key Senate hearing. “This is our opportunity to boldly stand for the nearly 1 billion people worldwide living with a disability,” Frist, a Tennessee Republican and a surgeon, said in a recorded message that was played during a conference call organized Tuesday by the U.S. International Council on Disabilities. “The CRPD does not open up the U.S. to UN control. The CRPD is not a treaty that can create a legal cause of action or serve as a basis for a lawsuit.” The Senate is debating legislation that would have the United States sign on to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which “would serve as a framework for creating legislation and policies around the world, modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act,” the council said in a news release. About 130 nations have already signed on, former U.S. Rep. Tony Coelho said. The Senate rejected similar legislation last year, and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was among the lawmakers who opposed it. Corker is the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will hold a hearing on the legislation today, Frist said. Angela Webster, a home-schooling parent and disability rights advocate from Erin, Tenn., said Corker now has an opportunity to help move the treaty forward. “His role is crucial,” Webster said. “I personally would love to see him take a second look.” Coelho, a former Democratic congressman from California who is now a lobbyist, said he had spoken to Corker. He said the senator “is aggressively trying to find the answers to his questions in order to be supportive.” Another former Senate majority leader, Bob Dole, the Republican nominee for president in 1996, also participated in the conference call. He urged the Senate to cast a “heavily bipartisan” vote in favor of the treaty, which “should have been done some time ago.”

Hagel Urges US Senate To Ratify Treaty On Disability Rights
November 21, 2013
Source: RTT News

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power at POLITICO's Women Rule Event
November 21, 2013
Source: Politico

Supporting US ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
November 21, 2013
Source: Microsoft on the Issues

Protecting My Disabled Brother Abroad
November 21, 2013
Source: PolicyMic

Senate prepared to 'go nuclear' to end filibuster rule
November 21, 2013
Source: WCSC

Right-Wingers Again Try to Scuttle UN Convention on Rights of Disabled
November 21, 2013
Source: RH Reality Check

Beyond the Treaty--A Connected Community
November 21, 2013
Source: Friends of ATIA Newsletter - November 2013

NPR Mention of Kerry Remarks on CRPD
November 21, 2013
Source: National Public Radio

Corker should support treaty
November 21, 2013
Source: Times Free-Press (Tennessee -- Letter to the Editor)

California -- Letter to the Editor
November 21, 2013
Source: The Davis Enterprise

Secretary Kerry's Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and related CRPD Links
November 21, 2013

Better Deployment of Accessible Electronic Kiosks and ATMs for Persons with Disabilities
November 21, 2013
Source: G3ict

Advancing Equal Technology Access Rights to People with Disabilities
November 21, 2013
Source: IBM Research

Robert Menendez: Senate has a second chance on disabilities treaty
November 20, 2013
Source: The Commercial Appeal

Editorial: Ratify equality measure
November 20, 2013
Source: Carroll County Times

“When we talk of ICT in disability & development, the emphasis should also be on availability and affordability of technology,” Javed Abidi, Chairperson, DPI
November 20, 2013
Source: DPI

Why the U.S. Must Lead on Disabilities Treaty
November 20, 2013
Source: The Great Debate, Bill Frist

New Push for Disability Treaty
November 20, 2013
Source: Roll Call

Why Advocates Think The Disabilities Treaty Can Pass This Time Around
November 20, 2013
Source: UN Dispatch

Samantha Power: UN Ambassador Defends President Obama's Stance On Syria & Pushes Again For Disabilities Act
November 20, 2013
Source: Lawyer Herald

Robert Menendez: Senate has chance to right a wrong on disabilities
November 20, 2013
Source: Tallahassee.com

Ratify treaty for disabled
November 20, 2013
Source: Casper Star-Tribune

Sleeper Alert: Disabilities Treaty May Rise Anew in the Senate
November 19, 2013
Source: Roll Call

Watch State Department Virtual town Hall on the Disability Treaty
November 19, 2013
Source: U.S. Department of State

Interview w/ Samantha Power
November 18, 2013
Source: MSNBC Morning Joe

Kerry to push UN disabilities treaty
November 18, 2013
Source: The Hill

The Disability Movement Calls for an Inclusive Sustainable Development
November 17, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Samantha Power on Iran nuke talks and Disability Treaty
November 15, 2013
Source: CBS This Morning

Miss. senators should back disability pact
November 15, 2013
Source: The Clarion-Ledger

The entrepreneurs of outrage
November 14, 2013
Source: The Washington Post

RID Supports Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
November 13, 2013

Senate Hearing Packed: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
November 13, 2013
Source: New Mobility

Why we need to pass the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
November 13, 2013
Source: The Hill

Disabilities Treaty Is a Journey, Not a Destination
November 12, 2013
Source: Huff Post

Veterans Groups Urge Congress To Approve Disabilities Treaty
November 11, 2013
Source: Think Progress

Veterans Day Marked with Legislative Pushes from Lawmakers, Administration
November 11, 2013
Source: PJ Tatler

Northlake teen gets Sen. Mark Kirk's attention about disabled persons convention
November 10, 2013
Source: Franklin Park Herald-Journal

Local View: Time to ratify the disability treaty By Mike Schafer
November 10, 2013
Source: Journal-Star

Paranoia-Rama: This Week In Right-Wing Lunacy
November 8, 2013
Source: Right Wing Watch

TREATY: TIME TO RATIFY! (actually it should already have happened!)
November 8, 2013
Source: Fox News Insider

Leadership Conference relaeases montage on CRPD Hearing
November 8, 2013
Source: The Leadership Conference

US Senate revives UN disability treaty, fate uncertain
November 7, 2013
Source: Agence France-Presse

Judaism decrees we must ensure the rights of people with disabilities
November 7, 2013
Source: Arizona Jewish Post (Opinion)

GOP Gets Another Chance to Back Disabilities Treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: Roll Call

Rick Santorum Renews Call To Defeat UN Disabilities Treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: HuffPost Politics

GOP Senators Urge Colleagues To Adopt Disabilities Treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: Think Progress

Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled
November 5, 2013
Source: Chicago Tribune

Sen. Bob Corker continues to question UN disabilities treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: The Tennessean

The Great Debate
November 5, 2013
Source: Reuters

Let’s Be a Voice With People Who Have Disabilities
November 5, 2013
Source: Sojourners

U.S. senators revive bid to ratify U.N. disabilities treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: Reuters

Senate revives UN disabilities treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: The Hill

Shaheen: Senate Should Pass Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
November 5, 2013
Source: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (Press Release)

Senator Kirk Testifies at Foreign Relations Committee: Our Soldiers Are Victors, Not Victims
November 5, 2013
Source: kirk.senate.gov

Kerry Reviving Administration Push for UN Disabilities Treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: PJ Media

America Protects the Disabled- Why not the world?
November 5, 2013
Source: AZCentral.com

Kuwait backs efforts to implement ICESCR locally, internationally
November 5, 2013
Source: Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War Veteran, Urges Congress to Ratify Disabilities Treaty
November 5, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Sen. Menendez: Treaty would promote the rights of Americans with disabilities
November 5, 2013
Source: PBS News Hour

Andrea Mitchell Reports CRPD
November 5, 2013
Source: MSNBC

Disabilities Treaty breaks down borders for vets
November 5, 2013
Source: Stars and Stripes, Patrick Murphy

A global challenge: aiding those with disabilities
October 21, 2013
Source: CNN

G3ict New White Paper: AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office: An Industry Model
October 17, 2013
Source: G3ict

A Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
October 13, 2013
Source: IDA

Presidential Proclamation -- Blind Americans Equality Day, 2013
October 11, 2013
Source: The White House

Organization seeks creation of disability affairs ministry
October 8, 2013
Source: Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

UNICEF: 2nd meeting of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities
September 28, 2013
Source: UNICEF

CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report Press Release 23 September 2013 (NAC)
September 23, 2013
Source: DPI

Key to Post-2015: Hold Donors to Account
September 23, 2013
Source: Disability Rights Fund

Statement from the World Bank Group at the UN High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Disability
September 23, 2013
Source: The World Bank

RID Celebrates International Week of the Deaf
September 23, 2013
Source: RID

Secretary of State John Kerry At a High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly On Disability and Development
September 23, 2013
Source: US State Department

NEW DATA FROM THE 2013 CRPD ICT ACCESSIBILITY PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS URGENCY FOR THE UNITED NATIONS TO PROMOTE A DISABILITY INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
September 23, 2013
Source: G3ict

IDA Statment on the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development
September 23, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

Older people with autism in Scotland 'invisible'
September 23, 2013
Source: BBC News

Barriers Everywhere
September 11, 2013
Source: Human Rights Watch

WHO plan for better health for persons with disabilities
September 9, 2013
Source: CBM

A data revolution for disability-inclusive development
September 9, 2013
Source: The Lancet Global Health

Live United Nations Treaty Body Webcast
September 9, 2013
Source: UN Treaty Body Webcast

Building the future of the MDGs
September 9, 2013
Source: UN

Disability Inclusion in the Syrian Refugee Response in Lebanon
September 6, 2013
Source: USICD Blog

GUEST COLUMN: A chance to do right by people with disabilities, veterans and businesses
September 4, 2013
Source: Rome News-Tribune

The Mine Ban Treaty and the CRPD- September Update
September 3, 2013
Source: Victims Assistance

Human Rights Commission calls for more sign language education
September 3, 2013
Source: TV New Zealand

PWDs Are Not Adequately Protected By Laws
August 30, 2013
Source: Spy Ghana

UN Honors Israel for Innovative Work with People with Disabilities
August 21, 2013
Source: The Jewish Press

‘Enacting disability law will serve as social security’
August 20, 2013
Source: The Guardian Nigeria

Obama On UN Disability Treaty: ‘Get It Done’
August 13, 2013
Source: Disability Scoop

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
August 9, 2013
Source: Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition

II hosts side session on the Right to Decide at the UN Conference of States Parties
August 8, 2013
Source: Inclusion International

Indigenous Children With Disabilities Have Rights Too
August 7, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Study on the right to education of persons with disabilities - Contributions by 20 Sept 2013
August 7, 2013
Source: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

U.S. balks at international convention on disabilities: PennLive letters
August 2, 2013
Source: The Patriot News

Equal rights and equal chances for disabled population in China
July 31, 2013
Source: China.org.cn

Educating Children with Disabilities of their Rights Using Digital Talking Books
July 31, 2013
Source: Sun Star Phillipines

US Has a Second Chance on Human Righs Issue
July 30, 2013
Source: Andrew Park

6th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
July 30, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Update on the High-level Meeting on Disability and Development
July 30, 2013
Source: UN Enable

DESA Forum: Dialogue on the post-2015 Development Framework and Disability
July 30, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Ratify it - Indiana
July 30, 2013
Source: South Bend Tribune

Spain's Down Syndrome councillor makes history
July 29, 2013
Source: The Local

Advocates Rally for Second Chance on Disability Treaty
July 27, 2013
Source: Kansas City infoZine

US: Expand Protections for People With Disabilities
July 26, 2013
Source: Human Rights Watch

CELEBRATING ENFORCEMENT OF THE ADA: AN ANNIVERSARY WEEK BLOG
July 26, 2013
Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Groups rally on Capitol Hill, pressure Senate to ratify Disability Treaty
July 25, 2013
Source: Examiner.com

Disability travel: Resources and tips
July 25, 2013
Source: The Washington Post

The Disabilities Treaty: Opening the World to Americans with Disabilities
July 23, 2013
Source: U.S. State Department

Leave No One Behind
July 22, 2013
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Stevie Wonder Video Supporting the CRPD
July 19, 2013
Source: United Nations

A Second Chance for the World’s Disabled
July 18, 2013
Source: NY Times

IDA Human Rights Publication Series - The Right to Vote and to Stand for Election
July 15, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

China: End Discrimination, Exclusion of Children With Disabilities
July 15, 2013
Source: Human Rights Watch

U.S. should take lead in passing disability treaty
July 13, 2013
Source: Clarion Ledger (Mississippi)

Disabilities treaty’s ratification promotes U.S. values worldwide
July 12, 2013
Source: The Journal Gazetter

ADA pioneer opens speaker series on disabilities
July 11, 2013
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune

A Deeper Silence: The Unheard Experiences of Women with Disabilities
July 10, 2013
Source: UNFPA

Voice of the People
July 10, 2013
Source: Chicago Tribune

Tony Coelho speaks at MU - urges more activism for rights of people with disabilities
July 10, 2013
Source: Missourian

The Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities
July 4, 2013
Source: Women EnAbled

Time for international independence for people with disabilities
July 3, 2013
Source: St. Louis Beacon

A Call to Action: Help the U.S. Join Global Dignity Revolution
July 3, 2013
Source: The World of Special Olympics

Tony Coelho on Disability Matters Celebrating ADA and Advocating CRPD Ratification
July 2, 2013
Source: Diability Matters

Help Needed Now for People with Disabilities Worldwide: UN Disability Treaty
July 2, 2013
Source: RAVBLOG

A Brief Look into the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
June 27, 2013
Source: Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilites

IDA Disability Rights Bulletin (June 2013)
June 24, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

United Spinal's Roll on Capitol Hill Unites Pwd's to Shape Policy
June 21, 2013
Source: heralsonline.com

Swiss closer to disabilities convention
June 21, 2013
Source: World Radio Switzerland

Jessica Cox Video Supporting CRPD Ratification
June 19, 2013

If You Were Blind, Could You Read This?
June 11, 2013
Source: American Constitution Society Blog

Hope in India as Mandatory Access For People with Disability Takes Shape
June 8, 2013
Source: India America Today

EP POLITICAL GROUPS JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
June 5, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
June 5, 2013
Source: Huff Post

Armless Pilot Jessica Cox Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for CRPD
June 3, 2013
Source: Handicap International

Eric Rosenthal Wins 2013 Charles Bronfman Prize
June 3, 2013
Source: The Charles Bronfman Prize

MDAC fights for the rights of parents with disabilities
May 31, 2013
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

My Reflections on Disability and the UN Panel's Post-2015 Report
May 31, 2013
Source: Huffington Post

Given same opportunities as others, children with disabilities can be agents of change – UN report
May 30, 2013
Source: UN News Centre

Tunisia: Regional Arab Workshop On the 'Disabled Person's Status and MDGs'
May 29, 2013
Source: allAfrica

The European Disability Movement Calls for a Social Way Out of the Crisis, Which Includes CRPD
May 26, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

2013 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Side Event on Disability Inclusiveness
May 22, 2013

Indigenous persons with disabilities present study to the UNPFII, upon framework of CRPD
May 22, 2013

UN disability rights body confirms that equal access to banking services should be granted to all
May 21, 2013
Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Op-Ed on CRPD: Measure won't infringe on rights
May 21, 2013
Source: The Tennessean

Towards economic participation: examining the impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India
May 16, 2013
Source: Disability & Society

United Spinal to Honor U.S. Senator John McCain For His Commitment to Strengthen Disability Rights
May 16, 2013
Source: United Spinal Association

CBM International Advocacy and Alliances (IAA) April Newsletter Mentions CRPD
May 8, 2013
Source: CBM

The Word on Women - U.S. Failure to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 19, 2013
Source: TrustLaw

Senator Menendez CRPD Statements at SFRC Hearing
April 18, 2013
Source: Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Senator Harkin on CRPD at Appropriations Hearing
April 18, 2013
Source: Senate Committee on Appropriations

Side Event on Indigenous Women and Girls with Disabilities during the 9th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 17, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

CRPD assists with step forward in achieving voting equality for people with disabilities
April 15, 2013

UNICEF - All-Staff Disability Orientation and Training Video Includes Education on the CRPD
April 8, 2013
Source: UNICEF

Rachel Maddow Reiterates GOP Mistep with CRPD
April 4, 2013
Source: The Rachel Maddow Shoe MSNBC

IDA Delegation Attends High Level Meetings on the CRPD in New York
April 1, 2013
Source: International Disability Alliance

CRPD Welcomed in Malawi
March 25, 2013
Source: Times of Zambia

A lesson for Bob Dole: old rules no longer apply
March 24, 2013
Source: The Boston Globe

European Disability Community Reacts to EC's Legislaive Proposal on Web Accessibility
March 11, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Seed Grants Form Partnerships for Inclusive Development
March 11, 2013
Source: MIUSA

Announcing 5th International Disability Law Summer School
March 8, 2013
Source: Centre for Disability Law & Policy, National University of Ireland

EDF CALLS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN & GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES
March 8, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Subscribe to Disability Law eJournal
March 8, 2013

CBM's international Advocacy and AlliancFebruary 2013 Newsletter
March 7, 2013
Source: CBM

IDA Attends UN Human Rights Coiuncil holds Annual Discussion on Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities
March 6, 2013
Source: IDA

UN Commission for Social Development Hears from Disability Perspective
March 5, 2013
Source: UN Enable

New Enable webpage on Indigenous persons with disabilities
March 5, 2013
Source: UN Enable

My World: The United Nations global survey
March 5, 2013
Source: UN Enable

Leadership meeting on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
February 27, 2013
Source: INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE

Women with Disabilities and the Justice System: Rights without Remedies
February 27, 2013
Source: The World Justice Project

UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: IT’S TIME FOR IRELAND!
February 24, 2013
Source: European Disability Forum

Bridging the Indigenous Peoples and Disability Rights Movements
February 19, 2013
Source: Disability Rights Fund

Australian NGO continues to promote accessible elections
February 18, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Malta NGO Files Judicial Protest of Stadium Accessibility
February 18, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Maltese with hearing disabilities want a fair hearing on film and TV subtitles
February 16, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Philippines DPWH official reiterates strict implementation of Accessibility Law
February 13, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Raise your voice: Say YES To INCLUSION!
February 12, 2013
Source: End Exclusion

NAB to collaborate with Perkins to educate people with vision disabilities in India
February 12, 2013
Source: Global Accessibility News

Albania Becomes 126th Nation to Ratify the CRPD
February 11, 2013

Mexican government reforms mental health laws following Disability Rights International's report and recommendations
February 4, 2013
Source: Disability rights International

India Having Trouble with Web Accessibility
January 22, 2013
Source: Hindustan Times

International Society for Prosthetics and Orthopedics Declares Support for CRPD
January 22, 2013
Source: International Soceity for Prosthetics and Orthotics

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) publishes Thematic Study on Employment of Persons with Disabilities
January 17, 2013
Source: UN OHCHR

International Networking Site for Disabled Youth Launches
January 11, 2013

Pakistan: Human Rights Ministry to establish ‘Disability Desk’
January 11, 2013
Source: Empowerment Cafe on Disabilities

THEY DID WHAT?
January 10, 2013
Source: Able News

LETTERS: Readers angry at Republican rejection of treaty to protect disabled individuals
January 8, 2013
Source: Waco Tribune

Tell the Senate that Equal Rights for People with Disabilities is a Priority
December 26, 2012
Source: Anti Defamation League

The Peruvian Congress approved a new disability law in line with the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disability
December 21, 2012
Source: CBM

Sailing Away to Irrelevance, Epilogue: In Which the GOP is Finally and Inevitably Made Irrelevant
December 20, 2012
Source: The League of Ordinary Gentlemen

Was Johnson listening to debate over treaty?
December 19, 2012
Source: Journal Sentinel

Johnson's view misinformed (3rd Piece on Page)
December 19, 2012
Source: Journal Sentinel

Senate’s failure to pass U.N. Convention a travest
December 19, 2012
Source: Morris Daily Herald

Jeopardizing sanit
December 19, 2012
Source: Atkin Age

Next time, US Senate should ratify UN disabilities treaty
December 19, 2012
Source: The Christian Science Monitor

U.S. Senate defeats ratification of The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
December 19, 2012
Source: Observer Dispatch

Shame on Senators who didn’t vote for disability treaty
December 19, 2012

Portman’s vote hurt disabled
December 17, 2012
Source: Toledo Blade

RICHARD HERMANN: How low can they go?
December 17, 2012
Source: Messenger Post

A U.N. treaty on disabilities and the ghost of Henry Cabot Lodge
December 17, 2012
Source: Tampa Bay Times

Bob Schieffer Commentary on CRPD
December 16, 2012
Source: Face The Nation

What Others Say: GOP senators embarrass selves with disabilities vote
December 16, 2012
Source: Onnline Athens

Republicans in panic
December 16, 2012
Source: Paragould Daily Press

Our national failure to commit
December 16, 2012
Source: The Vindicator

How The Disabilities Treaty Senate Debacle Caught the Media’s Attention
December 14, 2012
Source: UN Dispatch

Why Ratifying Human Rights Treaties Matters for the United States
December 14, 2012
Source: Single Pixel Planes

Defeat of treaty on disabled was a sad moment for Senate
December 14, 2012
Source: Vindy.com

GOP ignores disabled
December 14, 2012
Source: The Olympian

Unfounded treaty fears
December 14, 2012
Source: the Salt Lake City Tribune

Vote against treaty bad for disabled folks
December 14, 2012
Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Disabled advocates hope Senate will again take up UN disability treaty
December 13, 2012
Source: The Times Picayune Greater New Orleans

Columnist Karen Rubin: Right wingers wrong on disabilities
December 13, 2012
Source: The Island Now

Our sadly dysfunctional Senate
December 13, 2012
Source: News Review. com

Stepping Down from the Stage: A New Horizon of Global Politics?
December 13, 2012
Source: Global Policy Journal

FOX News Talk with Tom Anderson Discusses CRPD with John Wodatch
December 13, 2012
Source: FOX News Talk

US: What a Senate Vote for Disabilities Treaty Would Really Mean
December 12, 2012
Source: Human Rights Watch

Senate vote was injustice to disabled
December 12, 2012
Source: Omaha.com

Tom Zirpoli: GOP vote a national embarassment
December 12, 2012
Source: Carroll County Times

No to disabilities
December 12, 2012
Source: Brainerd Dispatch

Treaty on Disabled: New GOP Loses Out To Old
December 12, 2012
Source: New Chief

Cambodia Becomes 125th Nation to Ratify the CRPD
December 12, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Anderson Cooper 360 Keeping Them Honest Asks the Opposition for their Facts
December 11, 2012
Source: CNN

Anderson Cooper takes on the CRPD's Biggest Opponent, Michael Farris
December 11, 2012
Source: CNN

The Institute for Policy and Governance Blog on Defeat ofCRPD
December 11, 2012
Source: Virginia Tech

Down Syndrome Daily's Comprehensive CRPD Ratification Media Log
December 11, 2012
Source: Down Syndrome Daily

Editorial: Disabled Senate rejects U.N. rights treaty
December 11, 2012
Source: USA Today

Morning Joe Covers Senate Failure on CRPD
December 11, 2012
Source: MSNBC

What’s with the GOP’s absurd fear of all things U.N.?
December 11, 2012
Source: Washington Post Opinions

What were they thinking?
December 11, 2012
Source: Aiken Standard

Johanns mean-spirited
December 11, 2012
Source: Journal Star

AUCD Legislative News Brief on Defeat of CRPD
December 10, 2012
Source: Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Ironic Thanks to Sen. Toomey for Voting Agains the CRPD
December 10, 2012
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Embarassed
December 10, 2012
Source: Tribune-Review (PA)

Georgia Advocacy Office Shares NDRN's Statment of Failure on CRPD
December 10, 2012
Source: Georgia Advocacy Office

Rejection of treaty shames nation
December 10, 2012
Source: The Columbus Dispatch

RESNA Statement Reacts to CRPD Failure
December 10, 2012
Source: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America

How the Senate Failed U.S. Businesses (and Bob Dole)
December 10, 2012
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Local View (Nebraska): Why treaty on rights of disabled matters
December 9, 2012
Source: Journal Star

Tea Party scare tactics doom disabled treaty in Senate
December 9, 2012
Source: The Boston Globe

Republicans turn their backs on disabled citizens
December 9, 2012
Source: Digital Journal

Anderson Cooper Grills Sen. Mike Lee on Oppositions Arguments
December 8, 2012
Source: CNN

Senate vote on UN disability convention shows pitiful state of US politics
December 8, 2012
Source: The Telegraph (UK)

Autism Blog on the CRPD Loss
December 8, 2012
Source: Left Brain Right Brain

CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 - Sad Day For People with Disabilites
December 7, 2012
Source: CNN

Gallaudet's President Respons to Failure of the CRPD in Senate
December 7, 2012
Source: Gallaudet University

Anderson Cooper Article
December 7, 2012
Source: CNN

Sen. Kerry Dispells CRPD Objections
December 7, 2012
Source: John Kerry

USICD Board Member Eric Rosenthal Defending CRPD on Al Jazeera
December 7, 2012
Source: Al Jazeera

Anderson Cooper's Keeping Them Honest
December 7, 2012
Source: CNN

Vermont Center for Independent Living Decries Senate Vote on CRPD
December 7, 2012
Source: VT Digger

Sen. Portman of Ohio Says He May Change His Vote
December 7, 2012
Source: WKSU

An irrational vote against disability treaty
December 7, 2012
Source: The Kansas City Star

Republicans fall into another trap
December 7, 2012
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Senate Rejection of Disabilities Treaty Shows GOP Descent Into Irrationality
December 7, 2012
Source: The Progressive

Why the Right Killed Disabled Treaty
December 7, 2012
Source: ConsortiumNes.com

Parsing Republican paranoia on the disability treaty
December 7, 2012
Source: Los Angeles Times

Republicans Block Disability Rights -- Which Would Not Cost a Nickel
December 7, 2012
Source: Huffington Post

Shame! 38 Republican Senators Vote 'No' on the UN Treaty Banning Discrimination Against People With Disabilities
December 7, 2012
Source: The Huffington Post

Senate Republicans’ profiles in moral cowardice
December 7, 2012
Source: The Washington Post

Senate unable to ratify world disability treaty
December 7, 2012
Source: Philly.com

What a Senate vote for Disabilities Treaty would really mean
December 7, 2012
Source: The Hill

DeMint Opposed Disabilities Treaty Because The U.N. Wants Palestine To Be A State
December 7, 2012
Source: Think Progress

US: Senate Misses Opportunity on Disability Convention
December 7, 2012
Source: Huffington Post World
Human Rights Watch Blog

Access Living Expresses Disappointment on CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: Access Living

ADAPT responds to the Senate failure to ratify the CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: ADAPT

DREDF Deeply Disappointed by US Senate Opposition to Global Disability Rights Treaty
December 6, 2012
Source: Rolling Rains Report

Handicap International Laments U.S. Senate's Failure to Pass the CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: PRWeb

Senator Ayotte Votes to Ratify Disabilities Treaty
December 6, 2012
Source: Kelly Ayotte

Harkin: Senate Failure to Ratify CRPD “Shameful”
December 6, 2012
Source: Tom Harkin

John Stewart on CRPD Failure - Please Tell Me This Is Rock Bottom
December 6, 2012
Source: Business Insider

Stephen Colbert Rails at CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: The Colbert Report
Minute 11:44

Leadership Conference Condems CRPD Failure as "Irrational and Outrageous"
December 6, 2012
Source: The Leadership Conference

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
December 6, 2012
Source: The White House

United Spinal Statement: Senate Vote on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty
December 6, 2012
Source: PR Newswire

NCIL Gathers Some CRPD Media Coverage
December 6, 2012
Source: The Advocacy Monitor
Includes Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Connell, Morning Joe

CEC Statement After Failure of CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: Council for Exceptional Children

Special Olympics Reacts to Failure of CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: The World of Special Olympics

NOD Reacts to Senat's Failure on CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: National Organization on Disability

MIUSA Statement on CRPD Loss
December 6, 2012
Source: Mobility International USA

Quaker Lobby reacts to CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: The Friends Committee on National Legislation

Kerry: Failure to Pass Disabilities Treaty is Evidence of a Broken Senate
December 6, 2012
Source: John Kerry

United Spinal Association Asks Members to Respond to CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: United Spinal Association

Huffington Post Reports on CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: The Huffington Post

Senate rebuffs Dole's appeal for passage of UN disability treaty
December 6, 2012
Source: The Bellingham Herald

Rachel Maddow's Blog on Failure of CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: The Maddow Blog

Senator Harkin Minutes Afterthe No Vote
December 6, 2012
Source: NCIL

Granite State Independent Living Advocacy Alert
December 6, 2012
Source: Granite State Independent Living

NCD Statement on Failure of CRPD in Senate
December 6, 2012
Source: National Council on Disabilities

Rachel Maddow on CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: The Maddow Show

The Ed Show Analyses the CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: The Ed Show

The Last Word on CRPD Failure - A Day of Shame
December 6, 2012
Source: MSNBC

NPR Morning Eddition on CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: National Public Radio

Pacifica Radio on CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Go to Minute 49:00

Chris Mathews on Hardball on CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: MSNBC Hardball

Boston.com on CRPD Senate Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: The Boston Globe

Kansas City Star on Senate CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: ArcaMax

Disability Law Blog on CRPD in Senate
December 6, 2012
Source: Disability Law

John Hockenberry on CRPD Opposition
December 6, 2012
Source: The Take Away

UK's The Gaurdian Reacts to US Senate Failing the CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: The Guardian

Foreign Policy Bloge on the Failure of the Senate on CRPD
December 6, 2012
Source: Foreign Policy.com

CBS News on CRPD Failure
December 6, 2012
Source: CBS News

Editorial: Disabled Senate rejects U.N. rights treaty
December 6, 2012
Source: USA Today

US rejects UN disabilities treaty
December 5, 2012
Source: RT America

Senator Harkin Expresses Deep Disappointment in Senate's Failure to Ratify the CRPD
December 5, 2012

IFES Statement on the Defeat of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the U.S. Senate
December 5, 2012
Source: IFES

American Disability Community Denounces Failure to Pass Treaty in U.S. Senate
December 4, 2012

U.S. Senate's Rejection of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is "Appalling"
December 4, 2012
Source: Amnesty International

ACLU Disappointed With Senate’s Failure to Ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
December 4, 2012
Source: ACLU

Senate Fails to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
December 4, 2012
Source: AAPD

Statement from PHI's Mary A. Pittman on the US Senate's Failure on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
December 4, 2012
Source: Public Health Institute

Paralyzed Veterans of America Deeply Disappointed in Senate Failure to Ratify Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities
December 4, 2012
Source: Paralyzed Veterans of America

The Arc Reacts to the U.S. Senate’s Defeat of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
December 4, 2012
Source: The Arc

Senate Rejects UN Disabilities Treaty
December 4, 2012
Source: NEWSY

A Yea on Disabilities
December 3, 2012
The Washington Post endorses US ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Not Dead Yet Throws Support to CRPD
December 3, 2012
Source: Not Dead Yet

24 Hours to Decide
December 3, 2012
Senator Kerry explains why he believes the US Senate should vote to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) tomorrow Tuesday at noon.

24 Hours to Decide - Kerry in Huffington
December 3, 2012
Source: Huffington Post

Women's Refugee Commission Asks People to Take Action to Support CRPD, Call Senators
December 3, 2012
Women's Refugee Commission puts out action alert of Senate vote on Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities scheduled for tomorrow (December 4, 2012) at noon, asks people to contact senators.

Clay Aiken Tweets in Support of CRPD
December 3, 2012
Clay Aiken, American singer and TV personality, tweets in support of the CRPD

Human Rights Watch Tweets in Support of CRPD
December 3, 2012
Human Rights Watch tweets asking people to call upon senators to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

American Association of Persons with Disabilities issues Dec. 3 CRPD Action Alert
December 3, 2012
The American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD) calls upon members and constituents to take action today, December 3, 2012, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

National Council on Disabilities Recommends that US Ratify CRPD
December 3, 2012
On the 20th anniversary of the International Day on Persons with Disabilities, the National Council on Disabilities recommends that the US should ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Epilepsy Foundation issues new CRPD Action Alert Dec 3
December 3, 2012
The Epilepsy Foundation issued a new action alert Dec. 3 calling upon constituents to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Senator Patty Murray (D, WA) Tweets in support of CRPD
December 3, 2012
Senator Pat Murray, a Democrat for Washington State, tweeted in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on December 3 in honor of the International Day on Persons with Disabilities.

Senator Tom Harkin (D, Iowa) Tweets in Support of CRPD
December 3, 2012
Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, tweets in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2012.

US President Obama Issues a Presidential Proclamation for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2012
December 3, 2012
US President Barack Obama has issued a presidential proclamation in which he recognizes the 2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities and calls upon the US Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

. Time Is Now for U.S. to Support International Disability Rights by Gary Arnold, President LPA
December 3, 2012
Gary Arnold, President of Little People of America, upon the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, calls upon the US Senate to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) when it votes the following day on December 4, 2012.

Bob Dole to confront Senate Republicans on U.N. disabilities treaty
December 3, 2012
The Foreign Policy Cable magazine has reported that former Senator Bob Dole plans to attend the December 4, 2012, US Senate vote on whether to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The publication suggests that Dole intends to confront Republicans opposed to treaty ratification.

NY Time Supporting CRPD
December 3, 2012
Source: NY Times
Rick Santorum is Afraid, Very Afraid

Amnesty International Tweets Encouraging People to Support CRPD
December 3, 2012

Spain Wins Roosevelt International Disability Rights Award
December 3, 2012
Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt International Diability Rights Award

Time Is Now for U.S. to Support International Disability Rights
December 3, 2012
Source: Huffington Post

Non Profit Quarterly Pro CRPD Article
November 30, 2012
Source: Non Profit Quarterly

ACLU Issues Letter of CRPD Support
November 29, 2012
Source: ACLU

Best Buddies Calls for Action
November 29, 2012
Source: Best Buddies

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: Baelon Center for Mental Health Law

Autistic Self Advocacy Network Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: ASAN

Epilepsy Foundation issues another action alert
November 28, 2012
Source: Epilepsy Foundation

The Arc Issues New Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: The Arc

Council for Exceptional Children Issues Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: CEC

Hearing Loss Association of America
November 28, 2012
Source: HLAA

RESNA Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Association of University Centers on Disability Action Alert
November 28, 2012
Source: AUCD

Washington Post Piece on CRPD
November 27, 2012
Source: Washington Post

UNICEF Urges U.S. to Ratify CRPD
November 21, 2012
Source: UNICEF United States Fund

People With Disabilites Gain Access to Voting in the Philippines
November 19, 2012
Source: Senate of the Philippines

Easter Seals Calls on Memebres to tell Senate to Support CRPD
November 16, 2012
Source: Easter Seals

Paralyzed Veterans of America Calls On Members to Ratify CRPD!
November 16, 2012
Source: Paralyzed Veterans of America

Hearing Loss Association of America
November 16, 2012
Source: Hearing Loss Association of America

Sens. Kerry & Scott Brown Show Bipartisan Support for the CRPD
November 14, 2012
Source: Telegram.com

The Arc issues a CRPD Action Alert
November 12, 2012
Source: The Arc

AGENDA Conference Continues Conversation on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
November 12, 2012
Source: International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Moving Forward on Disability in Haiti
November 12, 2012
Source: Caribbean Journal

Join the Discussion on Disability Rights post-MDG's
November 12, 2012

Minnesota Commission of Deaf, DeadBlind and Hard of Hearing Action Alert on CROD!
November 9, 2012
Source: MNCDBHH

Marley Matlin Tweets for the CRPD
November 8, 2012

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism CRPD Action Alert
November 7, 2012

Last-Minute Business: ABA Urges US Senate to Approve Ratification of Disabilities Convention
November 5, 2012
Source: ABA Journal

Attention Deficit Disorder Association Issues CRPD Action Alert!
November 5, 2012
Source: ADDA

Position Paper and Listserve on Disability Rights in the post-MDG Framework
November 5, 2012
Source: International Disability Alliance

Student Support fot CRPD Ratification
November 5, 2012
Source: DailyToreador.com

China adopts mental health law to curb forced treatment
November 2, 2012
Source: Reuters

NCIL Announces New Advocacy Campaign to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
November 2, 2012
Source: Advocacy Monitor

Epilepsy Foundation Sends Out CRPD Action Alert
October 24, 2012
Source: Epilepsy Fountation

AWID Encounters Issue 5: The Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities
October 22, 2012
Source: AWID

Empowering disabled youth with higher education in India
October 22, 2012
Source: Two Circles.net

Tanzania: Visually Impaired People Need Community's Help
October 22, 2012
Source: All Africa

Disabled people protest against Salman Khurshid
October 22, 2012
Source: The Times of India

Bulgaria to bring legislation in line with CRPD
October 19, 2012
Source: News Europe

Physically challenged youth demand more accessible Nepal
October 19, 2012
Source: Khabar Southeast Asia

Ugandan Gonvernment to Support PWD Rights with Election of Babu
October 19, 2012
Source: Daily Monitor

Sterilisation law updated to protect mentally disabled in Singapore
October 19, 2012
Source: The Straits Times

Conversations With America: Promoting Disability Rights
October 12, 2012
Source: U.S. Department of State

Ted Kennedy, Jr. Calls for Support in Politico
October 12, 2012
Source: Politico

Pacific Island Forum strong solidarity expressed for disability agenda
October 12, 2012

Promoting Voter Registration among People with Disabilities in Cameroon
October 12, 2012

UNICEF – Forum on the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

ESCWA – Capacity-building for CRPD implementation in the Arab region
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Outcome documents of the 11th World Down Syndrome Congress
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Mobile and web accessibility
October 11, 2012
Source: UN Enable

High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (23 September 2013)
October 10, 2012
Source: UN Enable

OHCHR – 8th session: Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities
October 10, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Malta Becomes 124th Nation to Ratify the CRPD
October 10, 2012
Source: UN Enable

THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT CALLS ON THE COMMISSION’S DIRECTORS GENERAL TO MAINSTREAM THE CRPD IN ALL EU POLICIES
October 5, 2012
Source: European Disability Forum

Russia discontinues USAID Mission
October 3, 2012
Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines

Dominica Becomes 123rd Nation to Ratify the CRPD Dominica Becomes 123rd Nation to Ratify the CRPD
October 1, 2012

Afghanistan Becomes 125th Nation to Ratify the CRPD
September 18, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Disability Rights Network of PA Calls for Action to Support the CRPD
September 17, 2012

DPI Holds Side Event at 5th COSP - Global South Resonates
September 17, 2012

Daily Bulletins from the 5th COSP
September 14, 2012
Source: UN Enable

Women Enabled Statement at 5th COSP
September 14, 2012

New accessibility applications connects persons with disabilities: ITU
September 13, 2012
Source: Cyber Media

Watch CRPD COSP Live Webcast
September 12, 2012

National Association of the Deaf Calls for Action to Support the CRPD
September 12, 2012

Forgotten Sisters - A Report on Violence against Women with Disabilities: An Overview of Its Nature, Scope, Causes and Consequences
September 5, 2012

International Paralympic Committee puts out Booklet for Athletes on the CRPD
September 5, 2012

Protest Against Increasing Incidents of Sexual Assaults on Women with Disabilities in West Bengal
September 5, 2012

Youth in Swaziland Raise Issues of Discrimination in the Media.
August 31, 2012
Source: The Swazi Observer

American Bar Association Supports CRPD
August 27, 2012
Source: American Bar Association

State Department Addresses MIUSA's Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability
August 27, 2012
Source: U.S. State Department

activisMS Calls for Ratification
August 27, 2012

Breaking Barriers: The Disability Rights Movement in Russia
August 24, 2012
Source: Human Rights Watch

Ghana Media Urged to Portray PWD's in a Positive Light
August 24, 2012
Source: Ghana MMA

UN report lauds India’s Rajasthan State for comprehensive policy for persons with disabilities
August 24, 2012
Source: Global Accessibility News

Disability and Poverty in Developing Countries: A Multidimensional Study
August 23, 2012

Disability teaching for Fiji school system
August 23, 2012
Source: The Fiji Times Online

Oman Sets its Bar High for Internet Accessibility
August 21, 2012

Senator Durbins Statement of Support for CRPD Ratification in the Congerssional Record
August 6, 2012

Sen. Kerry's Remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the CRPD Markup
August 2, 2012
Source: U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Boston Globe Article on CRPD
August 2, 2012
Source: Boston Globe

The Center for Disability Rights calls for Action to help Ratify the CRPD
August 1, 2012
Source: The Center for Disability Rights

Deaf Youth USA Supprting Ratification of CRPD
July 31, 2012
Source: DYUSA
This is a 90-second video in ASL with English captions: Deaf Youth USA members explain why they support US ratification of the CRPD and summarize some of the rights it covers. - If you do not see English captioning, turn it on with button at bottom of video.

A handful of Senators are Trying to Stop U.S. Ratification
July 31, 2012
Source: Baltimore Sun

AAPD Calls for Your help with Ratification of CRPD
July 31, 2012
Source: AAPD

Hearing Loss Association of America ACTION ALERT
July 31, 2012
Source: HLAA

USICD Welcomes the Montserrat Disability Community into the Disabled Peoples' International
July 25, 2012

HIV Conference: Include People With Disabilities
July 23, 2012
Source: AlertNet

HIV Conference: Include People With Disabilities
July 23, 2012
Source: AlertNet

Senator Coons voices strong support for ratification of disabilities treaty
July 12, 2012
Source: Senatrod Coons

UK Fund to Encourage PWD's to go into Politics
July 10, 2012
Source: Public Service.CO.UK

2012 elections of the CRPD Committee will be held on 12 September
July 9, 2012

President of EDF becomes Chair of IDA
July 2, 2012
Source: European Disability Forum

Sudanese Use CRPD to Raise Awareness of PWD's Rights
June 29, 2012
Source: Radio Miraya

A critical review of the literature in low and middle-income countries
June 28, 2012
Source: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusion Centre

Former Duchess of York Charged by Turkey After Helping to Expose Abuse in Institutuions
June 28, 2012
Source: The Washington Post

Nauru117th Nation to Ratify CRPD
June 26, 2012
Source: UN Enable

The State of the CRPD & Voting Rights in Jordan
June 25, 2012

Disability Included in the Rio+20 Outcome Document
June 22, 2012
Source: UNCRPD

New Zealand disabled rights man has shot at peace prize
June 22, 2012
Source: Wanganui Chronicle

Zero Project Report presented to EU Parliament
June 22, 2012
Source: European Disability Forum

Swazilanders Gather to Urge Ratification of the CRPD
June 18, 2012
Source: Swazi Observer

Conference on disabled peoples' work rights kicks off in Taipei
June 18, 2012
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Consultative seminar on disabled persons’ rights
June 18, 2012
Source: Pakistan Observer

CRPD Leads to Africa Decclaring Day of the Disabled Child
June 16, 2012
Source: UN News Centre

Australia supports enactment of the CRPD in the region
June 14, 2012
Source: The Solomon Star

Disability Orgs Praise Australian Gov’t for Funding Disability Rights in Developing Countries
June 13, 2012
Source: Australian Council for International Development

Canada uses CRPD to urge for more sports and recreation activities for PWD's
June 12, 2012
Source: Parliment of Canada

U.S. International Council on Disabilities Urges U.S. Senate to Approve Ratification for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 25, 2012
USICD Applauds Bipartisan Group of Senators for Supporting Ratification

Professor Gerard Quinn speaks on independent living in the EU
May 25, 2012
Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Animated film in Scotland to raise awareness of CRPD
May 16, 2012

DPI Chairman Blogs about Listening to the Grassroots
May 16, 2012

Speakers Call for Inclusion of the Rights of Indigenous Persons with Disabilities
May 11, 2012

Wheelchair users demand equal rights at rally in Minsk
May 11, 2012

Europen Parliment sends strong message about complying with the #CRPD.
May 9, 2012
Source: European Disability Forum

Article on 7th Session of the Committee
May 9, 2012

WFD advocates for a deaf member of the CRPD Committee In upcoming elections
May 3, 2012
Source: World Federartion of the Deaf

CRPD Committee Closes 7th Session
April 20, 2012
Source: OHCHR

South Africa: One year left to meet employment target for disabled
April 19, 2012

Successful Lobbying for Disability Rights in China
April 14, 2012

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to hold seventh session from 16 to 20 April
April 12, 2012
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Huan Rights

Deadlines for Submissions for Universal Periodic Review
April 11, 2012
Source: UN OHSHR

Zambia Disability Advocacy Walk Campaign
April 3, 2012

Regional consultation on the CRPD in Phillipines
March 28, 2012

USICD VP Testifies About Mexican Institutions At OAS
March 23, 2012

Video: Jordan Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability
March 5, 2012

UN rights chief calls for boosting political participation of persons with disabilities
March 1, 2012
Source: UN News Centre

CRPD Based Budget Analysis of National and Local Budgets
February 23, 2012

Increased Changes from Implementation of CRPD Spurs Technology and Rehab Conference in 2013
February 2, 2012
Source: RehabTech Asia 2013

Mozambique 110th Nation To Ratify CRPD
January 30, 2012
Source: UN Enable

CRPD Committee Chairman Kicks off International Disability and Disaster Meeting in Qatar
January 22, 2012
Source: Shafallah Center

The Commonwealth and its Member States Come Together to Discuss Employment and Principles of the CRPD
January 13, 2012
Source: The Commonwealth Secretariat

USAID Works to Get Wheelchairs to Those Who Need Them
January 13, 2012
Source: USAID

Australian government to help developing nations implement the CRPD
December 9, 2011

UNICEF recognizes children with disabilities and CRPD on International Day
December 9, 2011
Source: UNICEF

New United Nations fund to boost action on disability rights
December 8, 2011
Source: United Nations Development Programme

Health Ministry Hands Over Braille Brochures to Visually Impaired Community
December 7, 2011
Source: Jamaica Information Service

First State of the European Union on Disability
December 6, 2011
Source: European Disability Forum

Presidential Proclamation -- International Day of Persons with Disabilities The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 02, 2011 Presidential Proclamation -- International Day of Persons with Disabilities By the Pres
December 2, 2011
Source: White House

Belarus to Accede to the CRPD
November 16, 2011
Source: Belarus Telegraph Agency

Dominican Disability Group Begins Education Campaign on the CRPD
November 16, 2011
Source: Dominica News Online

Zambia To Review Disability Policy
November 11, 2011
Source: Coastweek.com

The UN commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2011
November 10, 2011
Source: UN Dep[artment of Economic and Social Affairs

Kenya launches campaign to change attitudes about PWD's
November 10, 2011
Source: Coatweek.com

U.S. Diplomat Meets with Belarus’ Coordinator of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
November 8, 2011
Source: HumanRights.gov

USICD Executive Director David Morrissey Takes Iowa by Storm
November 2, 2011

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Considers Report of Spain
September 21, 2011
Source: United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

6th Session of CRPD Committee Meeting in Geneva
September 19, 2011
Source: The United Nations Office at Geneva

World disabled people's association to be officially established in Istanbul
September 8, 2011
Source: World Bulletin
Senturk said 54 countries would attend the meeting in Istanbul, and this number could increase till that day.

Easy Read guide to voting rights
September 7, 2011
Source: European Union Agency for Fundemental Rights
Fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems

ISO works on global standard of accessibility for packaging
August 30, 2011
Source: http://finchannel.com

Russia: Billions Pledged for PWD's
August 19, 2011
Source: New York Times
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin pledged help and cash for 13 million disabled Russians on Friday

Turkmenistan Holds Workshops on CRPD Implementation
August 16, 2011
Source: UN Turkmenistan
The Working Group of the Interministerial Commission on Implementation of the International Obligations of Human Rights advances knowledge on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

USICD Leads InterAction Discussion on International Disability Development
August 12, 2011
As a member organization of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. based international NGOs, USICD was excited to participate in the InterAction Forum this month.

CRPD Moves Transit Accessiblity in Nova Scotia
July 28, 2011

Presidential Proclamation-Anniversary of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act
July 26, 2011
A proclamation by the President of the United States of America regarding the Anniversary of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

CRPD Inspires Moldova's Roadmap for Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities
July 25, 2011
Source: UNDP

Mexico and Republic of Korea present their national reports to the CRPD Committee
July 20, 2011
Source: International Disability Alliance
Mexico and Republic of Korea have submitted their national reports to the CRPD Committe. For the moment, the reports are only available in Spanish for Mexico and in English for Republic of Korea.

National CRPD Awareness Campaign in India Starts November 2011 National CRPD Awareness Campaign in India Starts November 2011
July 19, 2011

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Addresses World Congress of WFD
July 18, 2011
Address of the High Commissioner on the occasion of the Opening of the XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Durban, South Africa

UN Publishes July Report on the Status of the CRPD
July 7, 2011
Source: United Nations

High Commissioner for Human Rights Releases 2010 Annual Report
July 1, 2011
Source: Rehabilitation International

High Commissioner for Human Rights Annual Report 2010 available
July 1, 2011
Source: Rehabilitation International
The High Commissioner for Human Rights has published the Annual Report for 2010

Cyprus 102 Country to Ratify CRPD
June 30, 2011
Source: United Nationa Enable

Cyprus Ratifies the CRPD
June 27, 2011
Source: UN Enable

Fijian Prime Minister Opens Community Center for People with Disabilities
June 22, 2011
Source: Fiji Village

Australia to Improve Human Rights for People with Disabilities through CRPD
June 22, 2011
Source: Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

CRPD Education and Outreach Going Strong
June 22, 2011

India Plans to Replace Disability Law with New Law Mirroring CRPD
June 17, 2011
Source: The Mangalorean

CRPD Advocate Joins Turkish Parliament
June 16, 2011
Source: Los Angeles Times

Chairman of CRPD Committee Comments on WHO World Report on Disability
June 15, 2011
Source: http://www.iddcconsortium.net

Regional Conference Wraps up in Turkmenistan on Development and Disability
June 15, 2011
Source: http://www.undptkm.org

UN High Level Meeting on AIDS Addresses Disability, Accessibility, and the CRPD
June 9, 2011
Source: UN AIDS

Young Coalition in UK Presents Minister of Health with Video on CRPD
June 3, 2011
Source: Children & Young People Now

Belize Ratifies the CRPD
June 2, 2011
Source: UN Enable

Multiple Sclerosis and the Right to Work
May 24, 2011
Source: Accra Mail

Jamaica, first to ratify the CRPD, to Enact its National Disability Bill in March 2012
May 24, 2011
Source: http://www.jis.gov

Nigeria to Create Ministerial Committee on Albinism, Upholding Signature to CRPD
May 23, 2011
Source: http://www.worldstagegroup.com

IDA Press Release: CRPD Reaches 100 Ratifications
May 13, 2011

UN chief welcomes 100th ratification of UN disability convention as ‘milestone’
May 13, 2011
Source: United Nation

Disability Convention Receives 100th Ratification
May 12, 2011

Colombia Is 100th Nation to Ratify the CRPD
May 10, 2011
Source: United Nations

Singapore Announces Its Intention to Sign the CRPD by 2012 During UPR Review
May 9, 2011
Source: http://www.scoop.no.nz

UAE Continues Path to Compliance with CRPD
May 9, 2011
Source: http://www.thenational.ae

Belize becomes 148th signatory to the CRPD
May 9, 2011
Source: UN Enable

Canada Works to Strengthen Legislative Language in Light of the CRPD Canada Works to Strengthen Legislative Language in Light of the CRPD
May 6, 2011
Source: http://www.thestartphoenix.com

Committee Makes First Concluding Observations after 5th Session
May 6, 2011
Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

New Zealand's Minister Explains CRPD's Role in Advancing Disability in the Country
May 4, 2011
Source: Voxy

New Building Standards in Australia to Move Forward with CRPD Compliance
May 3, 2011
Source: Constructor Contractor

ENABLE NEWSLETTER (April 2011)
May 3, 2011
The Enable Newsletter is prepared by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) with input from UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes, as well as from civil society.

Maria Otero of State Department Discusses CRPD at Human Rights Conference
April 28, 2011
Source: U.S. State Department

Peaceful Rally and Celebration of Disabilitiy Rights in Armenia's Capitol include CRPD Praise
April 28, 2011
Source: News AM

Turkmenistan Moves Forward with CRPD Implementation
April 22, 2011
Source: UNICEF

UAE Minister of Social Affairs Acknowledges How UAE Ratification of CRPD Has Helped to Empower Women with Disabilities
April 19, 2011
Source: Emirates News Agency

Key Convention Players Comment on the 5th Convening of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 19, 2011
Source: The United Nations

Hungary-based Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) Creates Guidelines for the CRPD's Article 33
April 18, 2011
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

Fifth Session Concludes for the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 15, 2011
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The European Lotteries and the Disability Movement Join Forces for a More Inclusive Europe
April 14, 2011
Source: European Disability Forum

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Begins Its Fifth Session and Welcomes New Members
April 11, 2011
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Mexico Designates the Agencies Responsible for Monitoring the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
March 2, 2011
Source: ISRIA

Togo Ratifies CRPD and Optional Protocol
March 1, 2011

The New Transatlantic Agenda and the CRPD
February 25, 2011

Study on the situation of women with disabilities in light of the UN Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities
February 14, 2011
This study analyzes and interprets information on the situation of women with disabilities in Europe in light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The study also specifies what still has to be done to allow women with disabilities to enjoy their rights and fundamental freedoms.

Romania Ratifies the CRPD
January 31, 2011

EU Ratifies CRPD; First Intergovernmental Group to Join
December 23, 2010
Source: Human Rights Watch

NZ Human Rights Commission Welcomes Disability Report
December 8, 2010
Source: Scoop Independent News

EU: Way Cleared to Join Human Rights Treaty
December 6, 2010
Source: Human Rights Watch

On the Occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2010

Australia Submits Initial Report on CRPD
December 3, 2010
Source: Australian Government Human Rights
Australia submitted its initial report to the United Nations on 3 December 2010, which is International Day of People with Disability.

Ukraine to speed up implementation of UN convention on rights of persons with disabilities
December 3, 2010
Source: Ukranian Radio

IDA Disability Rights Bulletin November 2010
December 3, 2010

Government calls on disabled Luxembourg residents
November 29, 2010
Source: 352 LuxMag

Initial report on Hong Kong implementation of CRPD available for public inspection
November 25, 2010
Source: 7th Space Interactive

OSCE Centre in Astana raises awareness of disabilities as human rights issue
November 25, 2010
Source: Finchannel

Have your say on New Zealand's international disabilities report
November 4, 2010
Source: Scoop Independent News

New Zealand Appoints Disability Rights Commissioner
October 26, 2010
New Zealand has announced the establishment of a full-time Disability Rights Commissioner within the Human Rights Commission, a protection and monitoring role for the Office of the Ombudsmen and resourcing a formalised role for disabled persons' organisations.

Sierra Leone Ratifies the CRPD
October 4, 2010

Greece Signs Optional Protocol to the CRPD
September 27, 2010

Nigeria Ratifies CRPD and Optional Protocol
September 24, 2010

Armenia and Republic of Moldova Ratify the CRPD
September 22, 2010
Source: UN News Centre

Bhutan signs CRPD
September 21, 2010
Bhutan signed the CRPD on September 21, 2010 at the UN

USICD Represented at Third UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
September 10, 2010

At UN, countries call for strengthening of rights of persons with disabilities
September 3, 2010

Top UN official urges all Member States to ratify landmark disability convention
September 1, 2010

Latvia Ratifies Optional Protocol to CRPD
August 31, 2010
Latvia became the 57th ratifier of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on August 31, 2010.

Lithuania Ratifies Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
August 18, 2010
Lithuania became the 90th ratifier of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on August, 2010. On the same day, Lithuania also ratified the Optional Protocol, making it the 56th to ratify.

South African government takes steps to protect rights of children with disabilities to access education under CRPD
August 13, 2010

Survey examines attitudes toward people with disabilities among residents of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
August 9, 2010

Australia's government releases 10-year plan for citizens with disabilities
August 3, 2010

Pakistan to Lead "South Asian Disability Forum"
August 2, 2010

Community Letter to Senators Kerry and Lugar on CRPD Ratification
July 29, 2010

President of Paralyzed Veterans of America Acknowledges ADA, CRPD
July 25, 2010

Editorial critizes Japan's education system as not sufficiently inclusive of students with disabilities
July 24, 2010

People with Disbilities in Nigeria Face Accessibility Barriers in Transportation, Infrastructure
July 24, 2010

Tony Coelho Calls for Your Support for CRPD Ratification
July 19, 2010

Malaysia becomes 89th Ratifier of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
July 19, 2010

Author calls upon Philippines government to recognize human rights of people with disabilities
July 16, 2010

Disability organizations urge Ghana government to ratify CRPD
July 15, 2010

Grenada Signs Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on July 12, 2010
July 12, 2010
Grenada signs the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, making it the 146th country to sign. It has not yet fully ratified the treaty.

Maldives president passes bill on people with disabilities
July 8, 2010

National census counts people with disabilities in Gambia, Africa
July 7, 2010

Barriers for people with disabilities in Syria slowly being broken
July 7, 2010

Ethiopia Ratifies the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
July 7, 2010
Ethiopia became the 88th ratifier of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on July 7, 2010.

Study finds 50% of children with disabilities in Bangladesh experience sexual abuse, mostly from relatives
July 6, 2010

Australia launches national consultation process to inform initial report on implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
July 6, 2010

Nigerian disability advocates urge government to create laws protecting rights of people with disabilities
July 6, 2010

Malaysia signs, does not yet ratify, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
July 6, 2010

Disability Advocates in Ghana call upon judges and lawyers to support disability rights
July 3, 2010

Prime Minister of Swaziland pledges to implement UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
July 1, 2010

Vietnam enacts its first disability law
June 22, 2010

Mind Freedom Ghana appeals to Ghana's government to ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
June 22, 2010

Ghana federation of disabled asks government to improve implementation of disability rights legislation
June 22, 2010

India's minsitry of social justice proposes new legislation to protect rights of people with disabilities in consonance with Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
June 18, 2010

Children with disabilities in Somalia often left behind, forgotten
June 17, 2010

United Nations Caribbean representative calls upon region to include people with disabilities
June 17, 2010

Canada introduces legislation to protect rights of immigrants with disabilities
June 17, 2010

Action on Disability and Development supports campaigners in promoting human rights of people with disabilities in developing countries
June 14, 2010

Guyana's parliament passes disability rights legislation
June 12, 2010

Ghana holds country's first career fair for people with disabilities
June 11, 2010

India Government to Include Deaf Person in Committee Drafting New Disability Legislation
June 9, 2010

Indians with Disabilities Call off Hunger Strike
June 9, 2010

New United Nations Project to Improve Early Education for Children with Disabilities in Kuwait
June 9, 2010

People with Disabilities Hunger Strike for Better Legislation in India
June 8, 2010

Events, Radio Broadcast for Disability Awareness Month Highlight Challenges in St. Kitts & Nevins Island Nation
June 4, 2010

Local Disability Advocacy Organization Calls for Pakistan's Government to Include People with Disabilities in Forming Disability Policy
June 3, 2010

Fiji Signs Disability Rights Treaty and Optional Protocol
June 2, 2010
Fiji is the 145th country to sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 89th to sign the accompanying Optional Protocol. It has not yet fully ratified either treaty.

Hong Kong Government Working to Improve Accessibility and Transportation for People with Disabilities, Says Chief Secretary Henry Tang
June 2, 2010

Slovakia Ratifies Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 26, 2010
Slovakia ratifies CRPD, Optional Protocol.

Hong Kong's Secretary for Labour and Welfare Responds to Concerns Regarding Government's Implementation of Disability Rights Treaty
May 26, 2010
The deputy chair of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, Emily Lau, expresses concern that the country's implementation of Article 9 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), requiring improvements in accessibility, has been faulty. Hong Kong's Secretary of Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, responds.

Peel Region Council of Onatario, Canada proclaims May 30-June 5 "National Access Awareness Week"
May 26, 2010
The Peel Region Council in Ontario, Canada focuses attention on the need to overcome accessibility barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating in society.

Former High Justice of Delhi and Madras High Court Urges India's Government to Ammend Laws to be More Consistent with International Disability Rights Treaty
May 24, 2010
A P Shah thinks the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has the potential to improve protection of human rights for people with psychosocial disabilities in India. But, first, he says India's government must ammend the law to comply with the CRPD.

New rules to influence special education programs in United Arab Emirates
May 21, 2010

Fulbright Scholar at Tel Aviv University, Israel, promotes disability rights
May 20, 2010
Scholar hopes to establish disability studies program at Tel Aviv university; envisions potential for disability rights advocacy movement to unite Jewish Israelis and Muslim Palestinians.

New Zealand Maori Party secures funding to enable independence for people with disabilities
May 20, 2010

New Zealand Minister for Disability Issues Delivers speech on Disability Rights
May 20, 2010

European Court of Human Rights Affirms Rights of People with Psychosocial Disabilities to Vote
May 20, 2010

Pakistan government criticized for alleged failure to implement Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 20, 2010

Disability Advocates in Canada call for closing institute in Manitoba
May 18, 2010

Disability Advocates in Bangladesh calls upon government to improve implementation of disability rights treaty
May 15, 2010

Disability Community of St. Kitts-Nevis Celebrates Third Disability Awareness Month in May
May 14, 2010

New service helps web developers in India improve web accessibility
May 14, 2010
Advocates call upon India's government to improve web accessibility for people with disabilities. Wiki service provides related information, guidance for web developers.

UN Expert to Advise on New Zealand's Report on Implementation of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 13, 2010

Disability advocate organization in Bangladesh asks government to allocate more of its budget to needs of people with disabilities
May 11, 2010

Deaf people in Kenya face accessibility barriers
May 10, 2010

Psychiatrist in Ghana urges government to pass bill, states it would protect rights of people with psychosocial disabilities
May 10, 2010

People with disabilities in Tasmania, Australia invited to comment on local legislation
May 8, 2010

Nepal Ratifies CRPD and Optional Protocol
May 7, 2010

Spain is first to submit report to United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 6, 2010

India to replace old disability law with new law written to be more consistent with Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 6, 2010
The government of India had initially intended to ammend their 1995 disability legislation with more than 100 modifications. Disability advocates in India persuaded them that there was a better approach.

Disability advocates in Berlin protest in support of equality, better implementation of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 6, 2010

Author discusses implication of disability rights treaty on meeting accessibility needs of tourists with disabilities in Australia
May 4, 2010
How can the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) be used to improve accessible tourism for people with disabilities visiting Australia? Author discusses the implications.

Malaysian disability community looks to government to ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 3, 2010

Croatia's Unfulfilled Promise: People with Disabilities Remain Institutionalized Two Years After Croatia Ratifies Disability Rights Treaty, Says Human Rights Watch
May 3, 2010
Human Rights Watch calls upon Croatia to fulfill the promise of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which it ratified two years ago, by de-institionalizing people with disabilities.

Cyprus government pledges to integrate principles of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into its federal law
May 1, 2010

News Stories Related to Canada's Ratification of the CRPD (Last Update: May 6, 2010)
April 28, 2010
On March 11, 2010, Canada pledged to be governed by the CRPD, the newest international human rights treaty which boldly articulates a human rights framework for addressing the exclusion and lack of access people with disabilities have encountered in Canada and in all societies. Ce faisant, le gouvernement s’est engagé à être régi par la CDPH, le tout nouveau traité international de droits de la personne qui, audacieusement, instaure un cadre de droits humains dans le règlement de l’exclusion et de l’inaccessibilité subies par les personnes handicapées au Canada comme à l’étranger.

Workshop on Mexico's application of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Begins
April 28, 2010

Ghana Considers Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 22, 2010

India's Prime Minister Pledges to Address Concerns of People with Disabilities
April 20, 2010

Norfolk Disability Organization Promotes Concerns of People with Disabilities in UK Elections
April 19, 2010

South Africa's Department of Women, Children, and Persons with Disabilities Urges Government Attention to Human Rights Issues
April 18, 2010
Government Minister in South Africa addresses human rights issues in relation to women, children, and people with disabilities. Includes discussion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

UN Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Calls Upon Chile to Account for Disabilities in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
April 15, 2010

Maldives Ratifies Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
April 5, 2010

UN Secretary General Calls for Increased Global Understanding of Autism, Other Disabilities, and Disability Rights Agreement
April 2, 2010

Mental Disabilities Advocacy Center (MDAC) Launches Project for Monitoring Implementation of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
April 1, 2010

Inclusion Ireland calls upon government to ratify CRPD and recognize legal capacity for people with intellectual disabilities
March 30, 2010

Ireland considers allowing people with disabilities to serve as jurors, refers to CRPD
March 29, 2010

Writer examines broader human rights issues in Israel--including the challenges confronted by disabled Israeli Arabs
March 22, 2010

Disabled People's Organization in Dominican Republic express's concern about government's implementation of the CRPD
March 22, 2010

India strives to modify disability laws to be more consistent with CRPD
March 20, 2010

United Arab Emriates Ratifies the CRPD: News Stories (last updated March 19)
March 19, 2010
The United Arab Emirates became the 84th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on March 19, 2010.

Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Calls for New Advisor on Disability for India's PM
March 18, 2010
Former chief justice of the Delhi High Court Ajit Prakash Shah said India's Prime Minister should establish a national advisor on disability to help India implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

What does China's ratification of the CRPD mean for people with disabilities in Hong Kong?
March 17, 2010
Hong Kong's Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, responds.

Conference in Cyprus Discusses Country's Legal Capacity Law, Supported Decision-Making, CRPD
March 13, 2010

Shadow report on situation of Australians with disabilities reveals CRPD not yet adequately implemented
March 12, 2010

Bosnia and Herzegovina ratify the CRPD, Optional Protocol
March 12, 2010
Bosnia and Herzegovina became the 83rd nation to ratify the CRPD and the 52nd country to ratify the Optional Protocol on March 12, 2010. Visit the United Nations Enable website to learn about the most recent CRPD ratifications.

An open letter praises Malaysian government for ratifying CRPD, urges inclusion of people with disabilities in society
March 10, 2010

A Columnist in Ghana Urges Government to Improve Implementation of 2006 Disability Rights Bill and to Ratify the CRPD
March 9, 2010

Women with Disabilities Frequently “Invisible” says Huffington Post
March 8, 2010

Swazi news columnist urges Swaziland government to implement CRPD
March 6, 2010

International Labour Organization (ILO) to explore job opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities
March 6, 2010

Russian Organizations Meet to Strategize Reformation of Legal Capacity Laws
March 5, 2010

Maldives Parliament Approves Ratification of CRPD
March 4, 2010

Malaysian lawyer and columnist calls upon government to implement CRPD
March 4, 2010
Author calls upon Malaysia’s government to move away from the charity-based approach to disability towards the rights-based approach.

Malaysia pledges to ratify CRPD in April 2010
March 2, 2010

Malaysian Deputy Minister calls on country’s government to improve enforcement of laws meant to protect disability rights
March 1, 2010

Advocates in Canada urge government to ratify CRPD
March 1, 2010

Philippines association of people with disabilities urges popularization of disability rights
February 26, 2010

Brazil Strives to Implement Article 24 of CRPD, Promoting Inclusive Education
February 24, 2010

Civil Society Organizations in Czech Republic Urge Constitutional Court to Comply with CRPD, Strike Down Discriminatory Laws
February 24, 2010

Leading National Disability Organizations to Write Shadow Report on Australia’s Implementation of CRPD
February 24, 2010

European Union Debates Completion of CRPD Ratification Process
February 22, 2010

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Promotes CRPD, Offers Educational Resources
February 15, 2010

CRPD Advocacy Organization in Moldova Urges Government to Ratify Treaty
February 13, 2010

European Union Ratifies CRPD
November 26, 2009
The European Disability Forum reports that the European Community has just ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. vUnprecedented step forward for the first human rights treaty ratified in the history of Europe and a great signal sent to all EU Members States.

The CRPD: Briefing for Americas Diplomatist Magazine
August 14, 2009

America and the CRPD: Editorial for Rehabilitation International Journal
August 3, 2009

Statement from USICD President Marca Bristo on the day of US signing
July 30, 2009

Workers with Disabilities in Turkey Fired for Going on Strike

Mexico - A Seminar on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Is Inaugurated in the Foreign Ministry

uropean community urges the EU to adopt a disability strategy for the next 10 years.
Source: European Disability Forum

First New Zealand Report on Implementing the CRPD
Source: UN OHCHR

Syracuse University College of Law LLM Program in American Law for Foreign Trained Lawyer
Source: Syracuse College of Law
We are particularly interested in accepting students who would like to study international human rights and comparative disability law

Treaty on disabled is vital
Source: Arizona Central News