The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    1. Vu Nguyen
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      Vu Nguyen

      Houston, United States

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in December 2006 is a landmark treaty by the United Nations and the global communities to include the disabled as an integral part of societies. Many nations have joined the treaty, the US participation is necessary. According to the latest statistics, including the world Bank, there are approximately 1 in 7 or 1 billion people with disabilities in the world. Ratification of the treaty is critical and urgent for continuing progress on civil rights, human rights, dignity, and well being in this nation and for bolstering efforts to support and advance democracy, liberty, civil rights, universal human rights, dignity, and well being worldwide.

 

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    News

    1. UNHRC advanced the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Human Rights Council renews mandate of the UN Working Group on Business and Human (...)

      Paris, 27th June 2014 : After adopting a significant resolution towards binding standards on business and human rights yesterday ( see press release), this morning the Human Rights Council adopted a second resolution extending the mandate of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG).

    2. Corporations will have to abide to human rights

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Corporations will have to abide to human rights

      A resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council on June 26 that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the resolution received affirmative votes from 20 member States on the Human Rights Council, while 13 States abstained.

    3. UN review focuses on youth disabilities, advancing inclusive development

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    4. UN rights council top official urges universal rights protections for all

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    5. UN officials call for human rights-backed development agenda

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    6. Worldwide Mutinies Against Globalization

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Worldwide Mutinies Against Globalization

      Posted: Print Article NEW DELHI -- "Imperialism has not allowed us to achieve historical normality," the Mexican poet Octavio Paz lamented in "The Labyrinth of Solitude" (1950). Paz was surveying the confused inheritance of Mexico from colonial rule, and the failure of its many political and socio-economic programs to make the country reenact the rise of Europe.

    7. New York Fashion Week Features First-Ever Model In Wheelchair

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      New York Fashion Week Features First-Ever Model In Wheelchair

      Posted: Print Article By Maggie Freleng, Women's eNews NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--The fashion industry is coming under steady pressure to widen the spectrum of beauty ideals. Ad campaigns have called out unrealistic beauty standards, major department stores are adding plus-size mannequins and New York's recent child model laws are designed to protect all models under the age of 18 from exploitation.

    8. Jillian Mercado, Who Has Muscular Dystrophy, Stars In a Diesel Campaign

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Jillian Mercado Diesel, Diesel We Are Connected Campaign - Style News - StyleWatch - People.com

      Style News Now Jillian Mercado has made a career writing about models and style. But now the 26-year-old fashion blogger is on the other side of the lens, starring in her own Diesel ad as part of the brand's "We Are Connected" campaign.

    9. Economic Inequality Poses Major Risks to Human Progress

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Economic Inequality Poses Major Risks to Human Progress, Says Report

      Eighty-five people control the same amount of wealth as half the world's population, according to a recently released report by Oxfam. The report, published to coincide with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, points out that the world's wealthiest people have not only recovered from the Great Recession, but they've thrived in its aftermath.

    10. European Parliament Human Rights Report Recognises Importance Of Minorities

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      UNPO: European Parliament Human Rights Report Recognises Importance Of Minorities

      UNPO is pleased to note that the European Parliament's report not only "encourages the EU to support inclusive efforts towards intercultural and interfaith dialogue and cooperation at various levels, involving community leaders, women, youth and ethnic minority representatives", but also recommends that the EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Human Rights - a position created in 2012 - enhance the visibility and effectiveness of EU human rights policy, especially women's rights and the rights of all minorities.

    11. Strengthen UN role in ending impunity for human rights violations

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    12. World Bank Moves Up Deadline For Ending Extreme Poverty By 10 Years

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      World Bank Moves Up Deadline For Ending Extreme Poverty By 10 Years

      By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030.

    13. Constitution Project

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Comparative Constitutions Project

      The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) is directed by Zachary Elkins (University of Texas, Department of Government), Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago, Law School), and James Melton (University College London), in cooperation with the Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois. The project is supported by the National Science Foundation (SES 0648288).

    14. Technology’s potential to foster inclusion of persons with disabilities-UN

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    15. New development agenda must take into account rights of disabled people

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    16. UN Holds First Major Meeting On Helping People With Disabilities

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      UN Holds First Major Meeting On Helping People With Disabilities...And It's About Time

      UNITED NATIONS -- World leaders are holding their first-ever U.N. meeting Monday to explore how the more than 1 billion disabled people in countries rich and poor can contribute to the global economy instead of being a drain on society.

    17. After 20 years of HRC conference, human rights actions more vital than ever

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    18. Countries must ensure all people can practice, play sports without stigma

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    19. People with disabilities ‘contributors to resilience, not victims’

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      People with disabilities 'contributors to resilience, not victims'

      Why are persons with disabilities so disproportionately affected by disasters? This was the important, if often overlooked, question presented to the largest international meeting on disability issues, at the United Nations last week. The answer, simply put, is because disaster prevention measures are designed and implemented in many parts of the world without including or taking into account persons with disabilities.

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