Obama to Sign United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — President Obama today announced his intention to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, marking an evolution in the perception of disability as a human rights issue as opposed to a health or social welfare issue. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006, and has become one of the fastest negotiated Human Rights treaties in history. Of particular {Read More}