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Papua New Guinea to ratify Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Papua New Guinea is expected to be the latest country in the Asian and Pacific region to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability, the first ever disability-specific human rights treaty which entered into force in 2008. The pledge by the Government that Papua New Guinea would ratify the Convention in May 2011 was made at the Stakeholders’ Meeting on Reviewing the Implementation of the Second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons (2003-2012), held from 28 to 29 March 2011 in Port Moresby.