150th country signs UN disability treaty

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150th country signs UN disability treaty

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Two minutes and four seconds

Grade Level

High School & Above


On September 15th, the nation of Guyana ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, becoming the 150th nation to ratify the landmark treaty.

Review Questions

In 2012, how many senators voted in favor of ratifying the treaty?


Has the United States ratified the UN treaty?


In what year did the UN approve the treaty?

Free Writing Prompt

Why is it important for the United Nations to enforce this treaty?


Why did you think the United States has not ratified the treaty?


What do you think the significance of having 150 of the 192 United Nations ratify the treaty is?


Original Story Link: http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/150th-country-signs-un-disability-treaty/

Release Date: September 22nd, 2014