So far (last Friday), 118 countries have signed the convention and ratified 8. This is an overwhelming resonance and an indication of strong international support for the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities. This Convention shall be subject to ratification by the signatory States and formal confirmation by the signatory organizations of regional integration. It is open for accession by any State or regional integration organization that has not signed the Convention. The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a subsidiary agreement to the Convention, which allows its parties to recognize the competence of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to consider complaints from persons.  The text is based to a large extent on the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. 3. States Parties shall encourage the availability, knowledge and use of tools and technologies developed for persons with disabilities with regard to empowerment and rehabilitation. If the Australian government signs a multilateral or international treaty in Australia (an agreement with more than one country), a National Interest Analysis (NIA) must be established. The NIA is developed from contributions from all Commonwealth agencies that have responsibilities that may be affected by the treaty. These contributions shall state the impact of the contract on the tasks of the Agency.
(a) launching and maintaining effective public awareness campaigns: the Committee`s general comments and concluding observations on each State report to the Committee highlight areas in which the eighteen experts agree and differ, for example in the general comments on inclusive education and independent living. [Clarification needed]   During its brief existence, the Committee has formulated, until August 19, 2020, seven general comments and more than a hundred concluding observations on state reports. The Convention has become one of the most sustained human rights instruments in history, with strong support from all regional groups.  160 states signed the convention when it opened in 2007 and 126 ratified the convention in the first five years. Recognizing his role in the creation of the Convention and the quality of New Zealand`s innovative national disability strategy, Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, received the 2008 World Disability Award on behalf of the nation. The Parties undertake to promote the development of initial and continuing training of professionals and staff involved in the rehabilitation and rehabilitation service, as well as the availability, knowledge and use of tools and technologies for persons with disabilities in relation to empowerment and rehabilitation. At that time, while the government signed the convention, it did not sign the optional protocol and it seems that there is little chance that this will be the case. Where a State is under an international agreement such as the Convention, it is allowed to do so with certain restrictions or interpretations: 3.
In order to prevent the emergence of all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, States Parties shall ensure that all institutions and programmes designed to serve persons with disabilities are effectively monitored by independent authorities. “language” means spoken and sign languages and other forms of non-spoken languages; (* Signatories include countries or regional integration organizations that are signatories to the Convention and its Optional Protocol) In 2001, at the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Mexico began negotiations with the active support of GRULAC (the Latin American regional group). . . .