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Press conference on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities following 20th ratification

On 4 April 2008, the representatives of the last three countries that  ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities spoke about the importance of this landmark human rights Convention and its implications for the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide. The treaty will enter into force on 3 May after Ecuador became the 20th country to ratify the Convention.

Speakers:  USG Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs
                    Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the UN
                    Habib Mansour, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the UN
                    Mohammed Al-Allaf, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN

Watch the webcast of the press conference