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Parliament ratifies Convention on Persons with Disabilities in 1st reading

The deputies of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the first reading. The decision was made the day before at a meeting.

In the post-Soviet space, only Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have not ratified the convention. In 2011, the government showed readiness to ratify the document, but the matter did not progress further. Only this year the questions began to be discussed.

At the meeting of the Parliament the day before, the deputy Dastan Bekeshev asked to consider this issue among the first. Colleagues supported him.

Kyrgyzstan acceded to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on September 21, 2011. In December 2017, the deputies of the Parliament passed a resolution instructing the government to begin the process of ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.