This week U.S. President Barrack Obama announce plans to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This fulfill a campaign promise that President Obama made prior to his election.
Marca Bristo, President of the United States International Council on Disabilities stated:
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.. 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.