International Day of Persons with Disabilities

UN ‘determined to lead by example’ on disability rights: Guterres

The UN is determined to lead by example when it comes to the rights of people with disabilities, Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on 3 December.

News in Brief 03 December 2018

  • Climate change conference begins against backdrop of alarming reports
  • Landmark UN disability report lack of inclusivity   
  • UN South Sudan Mission condemns brutal sexual assaults
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Theatre provides persons with disabilities key emotional outlet

Theatre, music, and other creative forms of artistic expression are a big help for persons with disabilities who may struggle to express their inner-most emotions.

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“Fear can’t put dreams asleep”: Stevie Wonder marks disability day

The celebrated music icon, Stevie Wonder delivered a powerful message to people with disabilities at the UN on Friday, through the lyrics of his song: “Fear Can’t Put Dreams Asleep”.

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Societies must be more inclusive of persons with disabilities

People with disabilities deserve to live in a more inclusive world.

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