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Signature Ceremony of the Convention
on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

30 March 2007, United Nations Headquarters, New York



General Assembly Hall


Opening of the Meeting


High Level Statements from:

• President of the General Assembly
• Deputy Secretary-General
• High Commissioner for Human Rights
• Mexico
• Ecuador
• New Zealand
• Civil Society Representative


Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs opens the Convention and its Optional Protocol for Signature and Ratification

Member States sign the Convention and Optional Protocol (and can ratify at the same time)

Meeting adjourned after the last signature


15:00 - 18:00
Opening for Signature Ceremony (continued)

High Level Dialogue
"From vision to action: the road to implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"

Opening Address by the High Commissioner for Human Rights

List of Speakers ( MS Word )






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United Nations, 2007
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Division for Social Policy and Development