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Model and Disability Rights Activist Visits the UN (American Sign Language version)
21 Sep 2018 -  For International Sign Language Day, 23 September, the UN has produced an American Sign Language version of the curtain raiser video shown during #COSP11, introduced and signed by Nyle DiMarco.

Fashion model and disability rights advocate Jillian Mercado met with the UN Secretary-General to discuss what the UN is doing to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities and reduce inequalities - #COSP11, UNHQ 12-14 June. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. It came into force on 3 May 2008 upon the 20th ratification. Article 40 of the Convention stipulates that “The States Parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.” Since 2008, ten sessions of the Conference of States Parties have been held at United Nations Headquarters, New York. Theme “Leaving no one behind through the full implementation of the CRPD”. Find out more: https://www.un.org/development/desa/d... Produced by: DPI/ UN Video