The City of Vancouver joins cities around the globe to mark
International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The UN designated theme is
“Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society for all"
"More than 1 billion people or 15% of the world population are living with disabilities - the world’s largest and most disadvantaged group - most of which, are in developing countries!
Around the world, persons with disabilities face physical, social, economic and attitudinal barriers that exclude them from participating fully and effectively as equal members of society. They are disproportionately represented among the world’s poorest, and lack equal access to basic resources, such as education, employment, healthcare and social and legal support systems, as well as have a higher rate of mortality. In spite of this situation, disability has remained largely invisible in the mainstream development agenda and its processes."
The commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2013 provides an opportunity to address this exclusion by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society
For more background information about this UN designated day click on the Enable logo below..
THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND
THE POSSIBLITY OF A WORLD
WHERE EVERYONE BELONGS
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