Polish President Bronisław Komorowski on Thursday signed a UN convention detailing the rights of disabled people, the first international document of its kind.
“The journey is not over, we have to go further, according to the convention's stated direction, adjusting Polish law to the convention,” said Mr Komorowski at the signing ceremony.
He also encouraged the “building of more social acceptance and sensitivity on the issues of the disabled,” thanking the athletes who had won medals for Poland at the ongoing Paralympics in London.
“Those are medals for all disabled people,” Mr Komorowski said.
The UN convention was accepted in 2006 at the General Assembly and came into force in May 2008.
As of March 2012, 153 countries had signed the convention. There are 5.5 million people in Poland registered as disabled.
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