China ratified UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Date 2008/6/27 10:56:20 | Topic: International News
|On June 26th 2008, the 11th National People・s Congress of the People・s Republic of China- China・s top legislative body, has ratified a bill submitted the Central Government for China・s accession to the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). |
As just reported by Xinhua Net, this was done at the 3rd session of the Standing Committee of the National People・s Congress held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in today・s afternoon (Beijing Time), China has actively advocated and supported to the UN in its efforts in formulating the CRPD Convention.
Delegations and representatives of the Chinese Government and China Disabled Persons Federation participated the full process of drafting the CRPD Convention and made an important contribution to the process. China was on of the first countries signing the Convention on March 30th 2007, when the treaty opened for states to signing and ratifying.
The CRPD Convention is the first international legally-binding convention designed to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities in a comprehensive manner. To date, there are 27 countries
have become parties to the Convention by ratification and it has entered into force internationally on May 3rd 2008.
by Eric Guozhong Zhang (China Disabled Persons Federation)