Saturday, 6 October 2007

India ratifies UN convention on rights of disabled

Come on South Africa, we (and the World) are waiting!! Well done India!

India ratifies UN convention on rights of disabled: "India ratifies UN convention on rights of disabled United Nations | October 02, 2007 1:05:16 AM IST India has ratified a UN convention to promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of those with disabilities as also respect for their inherent dignity. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday deposited with the UN the instrument of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the UN General Assembly on Dec 13 last year. The adoption of the convention 'to promote, protect, and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity' followed four years of intense negotiations. The convention marks a major step toward changing the perception of disability and ensures that societies recognise that all people must be provided with the opportunities to lead a life to their fullest potential, the permanent mission of India to the UN said in a press release. India is committed to the elimination of barriers that persons with disabilities face and the Constitution of India implicitly mandates an inclusive society for all, including those with disabilities, it added."


v said...


We have kicked off a community driven project to study and drive accessibility in buildings in S.Chennai, India. We feel that by making spaces accessible to disabled, we will see more of them in public. We are trying to tie-in offline ’social awareness’ campaigns with ‘online peer pressure’ through active wiki and blog postings.

We hope this will raise the awareness level, create more rapid transformations in variety of building types and public spaces. Once the disabled feel more comfortable moving about freely , this would lead to their next key requirement- employment.

The site address is :
Would invite your comments & feedback. We are also seeking out for volunteers - both abled and disabled can apply. Please refer to the section ‘call for volunteers’ .



Guy said...

Hey Venkat,

thank you for your comment. Let me commend you on what you are trying to do there (I have registered on your site), and happy to help where I can.

Give me a shout if I can help, and I shall try to keep up with your updates.

A.I. said...

Tell me what you think of this...and if you would like to be a part of my initiative. Would appreciate it. Thanks!

Guy said...

That looks very interesting. Yes, I would be interested in following / part of the initiative. I'll contact you through your site shall I?

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