On 2 December 2016, United Nations
"In the past decade, we have seen much progress. But, persons with disabilities continue to face grave disadvantages," Mr. Ban told a
Adopted on 13 December 2006, the Convention is now one of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments with 169 Parties.
Along with its Optional Protocol, the Convention has helped to promote the rights and advancement of persons with disabilities and bring them to the centre of development efforts, he said.
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