Minister Mc Grath welcomes World Down Syndrome Day on Wednesday 21st March 2018

The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, is pleased to recognise Wednesday 21st March as World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been celebrated all over the world since 2006. Minister Mc Grath welcomed World Down Syndrome Day, which aims to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down Syndrome as a positive development. He said “Today there are celebrations in over 100 countries all over the world with an annual conference in the UN in both New York and Geneva in conjunction with the Human Rights [...]

2018-03-21T17:30:49+00:00March 21st, 2018|Uncategorised|

Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  The Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath T.D., today welcomed the decision of Dáil Éireann to approve the terms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) “Today marks a key moment, not only for people living with a disability, but also for their families, friends and support networks and for Irish society generally. Today we have seen all parties come together to demonstrate a shared commitment to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities by approving the terms of the Convention” said the Minister. The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and [...]

2018-04-19T00:13:44+00:00March 7th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|
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