News Brief 3/30/2007, Nisan 11, 5767
Israel to Sign Disabled Rights Treaty
Israeli Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Dan Carmon will sign a treaty defending the rights of the disabled on Friday. The treaty will be signed in a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York. 53 member nations are expected to sign the treaty.
The treaty calls for those with mental and physical disabilities to be treated equally before the law, to be granted the right to health and education, and to participate in politics and cultural life, among other things. Countries signing the treaty agree to promote legislation to create a positive change in the status of handicapped citizens and to encourage positive attitudes towards the disabled in society.