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Day of Persons with Disabilities

Day of Persons with Disabilities

Written by David

December 3, 2018

Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality speaks to the heart of UNDP’s work to achieve inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Credit: UNDP. One billion people live with disability, making them the largest minority in the world. With implementation in 177 countries, the landmark 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities demonstrates how countries can come together on an issue and move the needle quickly for change. This year’s theme of the International Day on Persons with Disabilities, ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality,’ speaks to the heart of UNDP’s work to achieve inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, to realize the promise of the 2030 Agenda – and its core pledge to leave no one behind – it is […]

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