Testimony: Secretary Kerry on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Like all people with disabilities, they deserve a world where they can fully participate in the global economy on equal terms without fear of discrimination or loss of dignity.
So I think this is the single most important step that we can take today to expand opportunities abroad for the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities. This treaty is not about changing America. This treaty is about America changing the world.
International Day of Persons With Disabilities Is About Living #WithoutLimits
The Department of State continues its work to make all programs inclusive and accessible. On December 3, 2013, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) launched Lives Without Limits, a campaign to promote the importance of including persons with disabilities in international exchange programs.
The Disabilities Treaty: Right Treaty, Right Time, Right for America
My acquiring a disability created numerous opportunities
Joining the treaty is the best tool we have to expand opportunities for disabled Americans, promote and export our disability rights gold standard, and help bring about meaningful systemic improvements in other countries. It complements the crucial work USAID, civil society, and American private enterprise have been doing to advance the rights of disabled people abroad.
Media Note: Four-Year Mark of the Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross
Tomorrow, development worker Alan Gross will begin a fifth year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba. Cuban authorities arrested Mr. Gross on December 3, 2009...for facilitating uncensored internet contact between a religious community on the island and the rest of the world. We reiterate our call on the Cuban government to release Alan Gross immediately and unconditionally.