Monday, December 11, 2023

Topic: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Innovation key to a fairer world for persons with disabilities: UN Chief

Marking this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on Saturday, António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, called for transformative, innovative solutions, in a world confronted by crises which disproportionally affect persons with disabilities.

Many persons with disabilities face premature death due to health inequities

Persons with disabilities face a risk of dying up to 20 years earlier than other sections of society, according to a new report issued by the World Health Organization on Friday.

COVID-19 laid bare barriers faced by 1 billion people with disabilities: UN chief

Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Friday that those with a disability were among the hardest hit by the pandemic.