In Australia, if the Australian government signs a multilateral or international treaty (an agreement with more than one country), a National Interest Analysis (NIA) must be established. The NIA is prepared to deal with the contributions of all Commonwealth agencies that may be affected by the treaty. These contributions reflect the impact of the contract on the Agency`s tasks. So far (last Friday), 118 countries have signed the convention and 8 have ratified it. This is an overwhelming response and strong international support for the promotion of the rights of people with disabilities. This Convention is subject to ratification by the signatory states and formal confirmation by the signatory organisations of regional integration. It is open to the accession of any state or regional integration organisation that has not signed the convention. “language”: spoken and signed languages and other forms of unsted languages; The optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an ancillary agreement with the Convention that allows its contracting parties to recognize the jurisdiction of the Disability Rights Committee to review complaints from persons with disabilities.  The text relies to a large extent on the optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. (b) to provide the necessary health services to people with disabilities, particularly because of their disabilities, including, if necessary, early identification and intervention, and to provide services to minimize and prevent other disabilities, including children and the elderly; 3.
States parties encourage the availability, knowledge and use of tools and technologies for persons with disabilities related to empowerment and rehabilitation. In 2001, at the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Mexico began negotiations with the active support of GRULAC (Latin American regional group). When support for an agreement failed in 2002 due to opposition to WeOG, New Zealand played a key role in achieving a supraregional impulse. From 2002 to 2003, New Zealand mediated as Chairman of the Special Committee and negotiated a consensus agreement in August 2006, in close cooperation with other members of the Committee, Jordan, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic and South Africa, as well as with Korea and Mexico. Several observers spoke of the “value-seeking behaviour” of governments, national human rights institutions and NON-governmental ORGANISATIONS.  While the government signed the agreement, it did not sign the optional protocol and it appears that there is little chance of any. So we are here – the Convention, for so long during pregnancy, was signed by our government and many others. However, much remains to be done to ratify the convention, and even more to obtain compliance with its various articles.