UN Conventions

  • Nick Heath-Brown
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Origin. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted on 13 Dec. 2006 and came into force on 3 May 2008. With 82 signatories to the Convention and 44 signatories to the Optional Protocol, it holds the record for the highest number of signatories to a UN convention on its opening day. As of Feb. 2015 it had 159 signatories.


European Union European Economic Community United Nations Framework Convention United Nations Convention International Monitoring System 
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