USICD Media Releases & Publications

Media Releases

USICD Supports Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
February 11, 2016
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) welcomes the transmission of the Marrakesh Treaty to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent to ratification by the United States.

ADA Inspires Global Expansion of Disability Rights
July 24, 2015
25 years later, we should be proud that the ADA triggered an expansion of human rights and protections globally

USICD Speaks at the UN Conference on Disabilities
June 9, 2015

Senate Fails to Act, Disability Leaders Outraged on Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2014
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, American disability leaders express outrage over the Senate's inaction on ratification of the international Disability Treaty (the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD).

Disability Advocates Call for Senate Action on Treaty Following Supreme Court Ruling in Bond Case
June 2, 2014
Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Bond v. United States. The unanimous judgment supports what disability advocates and legal scholars had long contended: that the Bond case is not an obstacle to ratifying the Disability Treaty. The coalition of over 800 disability, veteran, and faith organizations working in support of the Treaty today call on the Senate to proceed promptly to ratification of the Disability Treaty.

Paralympians Call on Congress to Ratify the Disability Treaty
April 3, 2014

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, USICD Calls for Ratification of Disability Treaty
December 3, 2013

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Second Hearing on Disability Treaty
November 21, 2013

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing on Disability Treaty
November 6, 2013

Fifthe Freedom Encourages Members to sign HI's CRPD Petition
August 29, 2013
Source: Fifth Freedon

American Disability Community Denounces Failure to Pass Treaty in U.S. Senate
December 4, 2012

U.S. International Council on Disabilities Urges U.S. Senate to Approve Ratification for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
May 25, 2012
USICD Applauds Bipartisan Group of Senators for Supporting Ratification

USICD Statement on 2011 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 2, 2011

USICD in Solidarity with Japanese Disability Community
March 17, 2011

On the Occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2010

USICD Submits Written Testimony for Senate Hearing
November 18, 2010

Community Letter to Senators Kerry and Lugar on CRPD Ratification
July 29, 2010

Tony Coelho Calls for Your Support for CRPD Ratification
July 19, 2010

USICD Statement Recognizing 2010 International Women's Day
March 8, 2010

USICD Statement Recognizing the 2009 International Day of People with Disabilities
December 3, 2009

The CRPD: Briefing for Americas Diplomatist Magazine
August 14, 2009

America and the CRPD: Editorial for Rehabilitation International Journal
August 3, 2009

Statement from USICD President Marca Bristo on the day of US signing
July 30, 2009

Americans with disabilities applaud President Obama’s intention to sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
July 21, 2009
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), representing a broad constituency of Americans with disabilities and disability organizations, praised today’s announcement of President Barack Obama’s intention to sign the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).