U.S. Reaffirms Commitment To Promote Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Globally

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities Remains Strong Around the World
Cherith Norman Chalet, U.S. ambassador for U.N. Management and Reform and‎ alternative representative to the General Assembly, recognizes the 29th anniversary of the U.S. passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), writing, “In the spirit of that important milestone, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations is working to promote global respect for the human rights and dignity of all persons, including persons with disabilities.” Chalet highlights U.S. support for the U.N. Security Council Resolution 2475 on Persons with Disabilities in Armed Conflict, which is “the first ever Security Council resolution to address the human rights of persons with disabilities,” as well as the U.S. endorsement of the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, which “sets forth a global agenda to make humanitarian actions more receptive to the needs of people with disabilities”  (7/26).