2 April 2007 - Youth take part as historic UN treaty for rights of the disabled signed

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UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman met with Voices of Youth Delegates with Disabilities Ani Hovhannisyan (left) and Mauricio Gutierrez (right) in New York, USA.

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Production date: 30 March 2007

Duration: 2:38

Keywords: UNICEF, children, disability, education, Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

Main shooting locations: New York, New York

Main sequences: Young people took center stage at the recent groundbreaking Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held at UN headquarters in New York. The convention had a history-making 81 countries participating in the opening ceremony for the treaty, which states unequivocally that all peoples, including the disabled should be ensured their human rights. 

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