Presidential Proclamation - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
THURSDAY, 03 DECEMBER 2009 16:14 PRESS RELEASE LATEST NATIONAL NEWS
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Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--December 3, 2009.
This year, in an effort to renew our global commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms for persons with disabilities, the United States became a proud signatory of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty represents a paradigm shift, urging equal protection and benefits for all citizens, and reaffirming the inherent dignity and independence of the 650 million people living with disabilities worldwide. Today, as we commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we celebrate the skills, achievements, and contributions of persons with disabilities in America and around the world. We recognize the progress we have made toward equality for all, and we rededicate ourselves to ensuring individuals with disabilities can reach their greatest potential.
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