Emeritus Professor McCallum re-elected Chair of UN Committee

13 April 2011

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO on his re-election as Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Further, he will Chair the Inter-Committee meeting and the Chairpersons meeting, both of which occur at the end of June.

This is Emeritus Professor McCallum's second re-election following September 2010.

He 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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