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Ratification of UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Reaches 150 Countries

Brief Synopsis: Disability rights worldwide reach major milestone after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified by 150 countries.

Detail: Guyana became the latest state to ratify the Convention, which has been in force since 2008 and has seen one of the fastest rates of ratification of any of the international human rights treaties.

"The 150th ratification is evidence of the commitment by the international community to promote and protect the human rights of persons with disabilities," said Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes on behalf of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which monitors how states implement the Convention.

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Source: The Disabled World
When: 23/9/2014

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