President Barrack Obama has announce plans to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Friday, July 24, 2009 at the White House. The signing will also mark the 19th anniversary of the ADA and fulfill his campaign promise made before the election
Marca Bristo, President of the United States International Council on Disabilities stated:
President Obama committed to sign the Convention during his campaign and we applaud his leadership. This treaty is good for America, good for people with disabilities, and good for the world.. By signing this treaty the US is reaffirming its commitment to basic human rights of all people with disabilities and positioning us to better contribute our expertise on the global level.