By Paul Aronsohn and Marcie Roth
It is a shameful story – one that needs to be retold. On March 30, the United Nations General Assembly was filled to near capacity with government representatives and civil rights advocates. In ceremonial fashion, the world body was committing itself to a landmark set of principles in support of the human rights of more than 650 million people worldwide with disabilities. Eighty countries, including our European allies, walked – one-by-one – to the dais to sign the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


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