UN labour agency spotlights need for decent work for people with disabilities

The United Nations agency tasked with ensuring decent work for all called today for greater efforts to break down the barriers that still prevent millions of people with disabilities from fully participating in the labour market, citing a strong link between disability and poverty.

UN committee drafting treaty to protect persons with disabilities to open session

A United Nations committee negotiating a treaty to protect the rights of 600 million people worldwide with disabilities is set to open its third session next week in New York.

UN working group drafts text of international disability convention

Taking a step forward on the path to full equality for disabled persons, a United Nations working group has drafted the text of an international treaty protecting their rights.

Italy honoured at UN with Roosevelt disability award

Italy received the seventh annual Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award at the United Nations Headquarters in New York today for its outstanding effort to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Annan presents FDR International Disability Award to Thailand

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today presented the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award to Thailand, praising the country for its "remarkable progress" in supporting persons with disabilities.