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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bulgaria ratified UN disabilities treaty
Zachariah Rivenbark at 12:00 AM ET

On December 25, 2011, Bulgarian parliament member Svetlana Angelova announced that Bulgaria would ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Bulgaria was one of the few UN member nations to not ratify the convention, and was under criticism for its poor treatment of those with disabilities. Angelova announced that ratification of the convention and subsequent legislative amendments would help ensure that disabled Bulgarians received equal treatment and encountered less discrimination in education and healthcare. Bulgaria joined 62 other states in adopting the convention to help protect 650 million persons with disabilities worldwide.

Coat of arms of Bulgaria

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