UN Convention on Disabilities Fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2012) -- A vote to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities fell six votes short of the two thirds majority required in the Senate today.

Already approved by 126 other nations, the Convention is modeled after the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people worldwide live with a disability, such as autism.

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