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June 1, 2012

Treaty Gains Ground

A unique move by both parties occurred when they both agreed to cancel and try to stop an international convention.  This treaty was already signed by the US in 2009.  However, signature requirements from the US Senate are required to make the treaty legal.

 “All people deserve to be granted full and equal basic human rights, regardless of their physical or mental capabilities. I strongly support ratification of this critical treaty, and urge my colleagues to do the same,” said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.

This treaty allows for greater community-living for people with physical/mental challenges.  It also shows better lifestyle choices for this population.  Presently, there are 650 million people living with a physical/mental challenge.

Presently, 153 countries have signed the treaty.  112 countries have also made the move to cancel it.  This information comes according to the United Nations.    

Treaty Improvement: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/05/29/disability-treaty-support/15735/

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