More MS news articles for June 2001

Call for UN disability convention

Posted: 19.06.2001

Disabled people across the world are calling for a UN convention on disability to create a worldwide standard for equality and rights.

The campaign will be launched in the UK on 21 June at a conference to be attended by MEP Richard Howitt, president of the European Parliament’s All-Party Disability Group, and Maria Eagle, the new Minister for Disabled People.

Bill Albert, a member of the British Council of Disabled People’s International Committee, said: “Disabled people are routinely the most discriminated against throughout the world.

It’s important to get a body like the UN to take the issue on board and make it quite clear that this is something that shouldn’t be happening.”