May 26, 2004

Drafting the International Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

The United Nations Ad Hoc Committee will be meeting in New York for the next two weeks to finalize an international Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

This is the third meeting of the UN's Ad Hoc Committee which was formed "to consider proposals for a comprehensive and integral international convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, based on the holistic approach in the work done in the fields of social development, human rights and non-discrimination and taking into account the recommendations of the Commission on Human Rights and the Commission for Social Development. "

Daily Summaries can be found here: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/ahc3.htm

Further information on the project is at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/rights/

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