UN Secretary General spreads message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

UN Secretary General spreads message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
# 01 December 2008 13:50 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Kamala Guliyeva–APA. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sent a message to the world countries on the occasion of December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities falls just a week before the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations is commemorating both under the theme, “Dignity and justice for all of us, said UN Secretary General in his message. “We have much to celebrate this year. The entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in May was a turning point. The United Nations remains committed to this approach”.
With 80 per cent of persons with disabilities – more than 400 million people – living in poor countries, we need to do much more to break the cycle of poverty and disability, the Secretary General noted.
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