Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CARICOM strengthens commitment to persons with disabilities in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has strengthened its commitment to protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the Caribbean with the signing of the Declaration of Pétion Ville on Friday 6 December in Haiti.

In the Declaration, the CARICOM Member States reiterated their commitment to the implementation of the Kingston Accord on the Responsibilities of States with respect to Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, in accordance with the Constitution and laws of respective Member States.

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