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VIDEO: UN Panel Discussion "Autism: Awareness to Action"

(April 1, 2014) -  Today the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the U.N., Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and Autism Speaks co-hosted a panel discussion, "Autism: Awareness to Action," ... More...

World Autism Awareness Day Message from Ban Ki-moon

Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2014.

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Menendez, McCain Urge Senate to Ratify Disabilities Treaty

WASHINGTON, DC (November 11, 2013) -- Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and John McCain (R-AZ) have an op-ed piece published in USA Today calling on the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention on ... More...

WHO Publishes Autism Resolution

On June 17, the the World Health Organization published the final wording of its resolution "Comprehensive and Coordinated Efforts for the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders."  

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WHO Adopts Autism Resolution

On May 30, the executive board of the World Health Assembly adopt... More...

World Autism Awareness Day at the UN: Tackling Shared Global Challenges

Autism Speaks co-hosts UN panel on social, economic and public health challenges faced by individuals, families and societies worldwide

 

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Autism Speaks Applauds the Unanimous Passage of a New UN Resolution on Autism

On December 12, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a new resolution calling on governments to take urgent action to improve access to long-term healthcare, education, training and intervention programs for persons ... More...

U.N. Passes Unanimous Resolution Expressing 'Deep Concern' Over Long-Term Challenges for Persons with Autism, Developmental Disorders

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 12, 2012) – Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a new resolution calling on governments to take urgent action to improve access to long-term healthcare, education, training and interve... More...

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 othe... More...

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