Professor Ron McCallum AO re-elected to the UN

2 September 2010

Professor Ron McCallum AO has been re-elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Professor McCallum was the first candidate elected, indicating the tremendous level of support he attracted during his recent term as Chair of the Committee.

Professor McCallum was appointed Chair in October 2009, following his appointment as the inaugural rapporteur to the United Nations Disabilities Convention in March 2009.

He was elected to the United Nations in November 2008 after his nomination by the Federal Government in September 2008.

Contact: Greg Sherington

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