On the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons, UN Secretary-General António Guterres reaffirmed the Organization's commitment to a better, more inclusive, equitable and sustainable world for all. all, where the rights of persons with disabilities are fully respected
Monday, December 3, 2018 ((rezonodwes.com)) – More than one billion people live with a disability. “People with disabilities often find themselves cut off from the world, isolated and discriminated against,” notes the Secretary-General in a message.
The theme of this day this year is: “Empowering people with disabilities and ensuring participation and equality. “
In 2006, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol, which focuses on the protection of the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, which requires the parties involved in promoting and protecting their fundamental rights.
“In order to keep the promise of leaving no one behind, the commitment was made under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to to reduce inequalities and to promote the social, economic and political integration of all people, including people with disabilities, “stresses the the United Nations in its message
“This requires not only that the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities be applied everywhere and systematically, but also that the views and concerns of persons with disabilities be taken into account. into account in national policies and programs. “
The UN released its 2018 Disability and Development Report on Monday. In this document, the UN notes that people with disabilities are at a disadvantage with regard to most sustainable development goals.
The report shows that discrimination on the basis of disability has serious effects on transportation, cultural life and access to public places and services. These problems are often not perceived because of the underestimation of the number of people with disabilities and discrimination
In this context, the report stresses the need to change urban environments to make them more accessible. It focuses on the growing number of good practices that make society more inclusive and enable people with disabilities to live independently.
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