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-04/16/14  Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann to Travel to China and Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/26/14  Sports Envoys Visit Turkmenistan for Blind Judo Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/07/14  U.S. Department of State Welcomes Mongolian Sitting Volleyball Visitors on Disability Sports and Women's Empowerment; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/14  "We Are All Athletes" Video: Showcasing Diversity and Inclusiveness; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/21/13   U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Statement on the Disabilities Treaty
-10/28/13  U.S. Department of State's EMPOWER Conference on International Disability Inclusion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-10/21/13  U.S. Department of State Honors Nora Al-Othman of Kuwait as International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/30/13  Advancing Disability Rights Around the World Through U.S. Department of State Exchanges; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/15/13  U.S. Department of State's Path to Paralympics: Brazil Sports Diplomacy Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/28/13  Adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty To Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/26/13  U.S. Department of State Announces First Sports Visitors Program with Turkey; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/20/13  U.S. Department of State Hosts EMPOWER Conference to Advance Disability Rights Worldwide; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/13/13  U.S. Department of State Announces First 2013 Sports Envoy Program Advancing Disability Rights and Inclusion in China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/01/13  U.S. Department of State Announces First 2013 Sports Visitor Exchange Program Advancing Disability Rights and Inclusion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/21/12  Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Heumann to Travel to Finland and Russia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/25/11   Presidential Proclamation--Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
-12/03/10   Presidential Proclamation--International Day of Persons with Disabilities
-12/02/10  International Day of Persons With Disabilities;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-09/02/10  Statement at Round Table 1: Article 19 - Living Independently and Being Included in the Community; Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith E. Heumann; Third Conference of States Parties at the UN; New York City
-09/02/10  Statement on Rights for the U.S. Department of State at Round Table 2: CRPD Article 24 - Inclusion and the Right to Education; Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith E. Heumann; Third Conference of States Parties at the UN; New York City
-07/26/10  Celebrating 20 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-07/02/10  Appointment of Special Advisor for International Disability Rights; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-07/30/09  Remarks by Amb. Susan Rice and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett at the Signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;  Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice; UN Headquarters; New York City
-07/24/09   Remarks by the President on Signing of U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Proclamation

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