Navigation Links
Americans With Disabilities Applaud President Obama's Intention to Sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
Date:7/21/2009

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ --

The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), representing a broad constituency of Americans with disabilities and disability organizations, praises Monday's announcement of President Barack Obama's intention to sign the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Friday, July 24, 2009 at the White House.

"President Obama committed to sign the Convention during his campaign and we applaud his leadership. This treaty is good for America, good for people with disabilities, and good for the world," says Marca Bristo, President of USICD. "By signing this treaty the US is reaffirming its commitment to basic human rights of all people with disabilities and positioning us to better contribute our expertise on the global level."

The President's signature indicates the country's interest in joining this treaty and begins a process in which the Senate will review and provide advice and consent for ratification.

"It is fitting for President Obama to sign the CRPD this week, in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)," says former Representative Tony Coehlo, co-author of the ADA, and USICD board member. "When we passed the ADA, we did not imagine the impact it would have around the world by inspiring an international treaty."

The drafting process was notable for the inclusion of people with disabilities on official delegations and as participants in advocacy groups with a rallying slogan of "Nothing about us, without us."

"This treaty reflects the unique insights of disabled people from around the world. The participation of disabled people in decision-making about policies affecting our lives is changing the way we are regarded in our communities and by our governments," says Judy Heumann, f
'/>"/>

SOURCE United States International Council on Disabilities
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV
2. More Americans Have Cell Phones Than Dental Coverage
3. Five Hypertension Genes Found in Black Americans
4. Michigan Chamber of Commerce Joins Americans Against Food Taxes; Calls Health Care Reform Effort a Job Killer
5. Study finds survival rates from gastrointestinal tumors improving among African-Americans
6. National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Americans to Obtain Vitamin D Through Diet and Supplements
7. Why African-Americans are at greater risk of hypertension and kidney disease
8. Americans Wary of Health Legislation: University of Texas/Zogby Poll to be Released on July 15 -- National Press Club to Host "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing
9. Americans United for Life: Ninth Circuit Ruling on Pharmacists Endangers Fundamental Freedoms
10. Americans United for Life President to Testify at Sotomayor Senate Judiciary Hearing
11. Job Stress, Economy Weighing on Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/2/2014)... (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Robins ... from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of ... at tonight’s banquet held at Sheraton Birmingham Hotel., ... Massachusetts, Healthcare $10 Million to $25 Million, Obelisk ... Dental Clinic, Federal Government $10 Million to $25 ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... By Maureen Salamon ... (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality ... of developing Alzheimer,s disease, new research suggests. Tracking ... that those who were most anxious, jealous and moody ... long-standing stress had double the risk of developing Alzheimer,s ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... risk of developing celiac disease isn,t reduced by breast-feeding. Nor ... called gluten to an infant,s diet help prevent celiac disease. ... new studies in the Oct. 2 New England Journal ... hopes that a child could avoid celiac disease if mothers ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Adelaide have developed a model that could help to ... treatment - from their very first psychotic episode. , ... including clinical symptoms, cognitive abilities, MRI scans of the ... Speaking in the lead up to World Mental Health ... , Professor Bernhard Baune , says the model ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ... UK,s vital industrial control systems which run, for ... and the rail network. , The research ... or malware infiltrating the systems behind our critical ... Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS), based at Imperial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Robins & Morton wins nine awards from Associated Builders and Contractors 2Health News:Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says 2Health News:Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says 3Health News:Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Predicting the future course of psychotic illness 2Health News:£2.5 million to recognize and reduce cyber-attack threats to critical infrastructure 2
... Viagra can be used by endurance athletes at high ... Afghanistan//. ,Research by scientists at the Stanford ... System on participants who were riding stationary bicycles while ... conditions at 12,700 feet was found to have improved ...
... laboratory of Adrian Bird, a molecular geneticist at the University ... abnormally high levels of a protein called Uqcrc1 in the ... causing its mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of the cells ... first time that mitochondrial gene has been linked to Rett ...
... the male survivors of childhood sexual abuse face ... many health care practitioners as well as they ... and female childhood sexual survivors usually exhibit kinds ... with health care professionals, there are gender based ...
... said that New Orleans seems to be going throuogh ... an intensity rarely seen in the US. ... Katrina struck, 10 months ago. To make matters worse ... leaving the police department to deal with the large ...
... the Stanford University and the Celiac Sprue Research Foundation ... treatment of celiac sprue// that is an inherited inflammatory ... 200 people around the world. The two research studies ... Chemistry and Biology have opened the way for clinical ...
... the 23rd June recalled almost around 20,000 chocolate bars ... fears// that those bars may contain traces of salmonella. ... that there were minute traces of salmonella, which though ... the scientific standards for any hazards. The spokesperson had ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Viagra Beneficial to High-Altitude Athletes 2Health News:Researchers Have Linked Rett Syndrome to Mitochondrial Gene 2Health News:Researchers Have Linked Rett Syndrome to Mitochondrial Gene 3Health News:Sexually Abused Males Found Struggling In heir relations with Healthcare Providers 2Health News:Scientists Discover Non-dietary Therapy For Celiac Diseases 2
(Date:10/2/2014)... 2, 2014 Research and Markets  has ... Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and ... The home healthcare market involves wide ... to treat or diagnose a variety of chronic diseases. ... providing cost-effective health care to the patients. Home healthcare ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... , Oct. 2, 2014  Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: ... the laws of Ireland (the " ... exchange (the "Exchange Offer") up to $500,000,000 of its new ... "), $600,000,000 of its new 2.30% Senior Notes due 2018 ... 4.00% Senior Notes due 2023 (the " 2023 Exchange Notes ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... , Oct. 2, 2014   Mast Therapeutics, ... announced today that Edwin L. Parsley , D.O. ... and Senior Vice President.  Dr. Parsley has ... Aires Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in February 2014.  He has served ... and as Chief Medical Officer of Aires since April ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Home Healthcare (Diagnostics and Monitoring Devices, Therapeutic Home Healthcare Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies) Market - Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020 2Global Home Healthcare (Diagnostics and Monitoring Devices, Therapeutic Home Healthcare Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies) Market - Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020 3Perrigo Company plc Announces Expiration Of Exchange Offer For Its 1.30% Senior Notes Due 2016, 2.30% Senior Notes Due 2018, 4.00% Senior Notes Due 2023, 5.30% Senior Notes Due 2043 2Perrigo Company plc Announces Expiration Of Exchange Offer For Its 1.30% Senior Notes Due 2016, 2.30% Senior Notes Due 2018, 4.00% Senior Notes Due 2023, 5.30% Senior Notes Due 2043 3Perrigo Company plc Announces Expiration Of Exchange Offer For Its 1.30% Senior Notes Due 2016, 2.30% Senior Notes Due 2018, 4.00% Senior Notes Due 2023, 5.30% Senior Notes Due 2043 4Mast Therapeutics Announces Appointment Of Chief Medical Officer 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Appointment Of Chief Medical Officer 3Mast Therapeutics Announces Appointment Of Chief Medical Officer 4
... PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22, 2011 New research shows people ... to be at an increased risk of developing Parkinson,s disease, ... at the American Academy of Neurology ,s 63rd Annual ... Benzedrine and dexedrine are amphetamines often prescribed to increase ...
... Grifols, a global healthcare company and biopharmaceutical manufacturer ... long-term cooperative agreement with the diagnostics business of ... products in the US.  Under the terms of ... immunohematology instruments, assays and other products following US ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Using Amphetamines May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease 2Grifols Signs Cooperative Agreement for Commercialization of Immunohematology Diagnostic Products in the US 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: