Bhutan inks convention on disabilities


In bid to promote rights of persons on disabilities, Bhutan has formally adopted the UN Convention on Disabilities.

Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley signed the convention on September 21 on the UN Treaty Event – 2010 in New York, USA.

During the singing ceremony, Thinley commented that adoption of this convention would pave ways to create “inclusive Bhutan”.

This convention has 147 signatories and 93 ratifications so sar. The UN has defined disability as – any restriction or lack (resulting from an impairment) of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being.