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Disability and development -"The way forward: a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond", 23 September 2013


Rights of refugees and migrants with disabilities must be priority in new global action plan – UN experts

12 April 2017 Accessible social and health services, with dedicated human and financial resources must be addressed and made available for persons with disabilities in the new global framework on refugees and migrants, a group of United Nations human rights experts have urged, as UN-led intergovernmental talks on the issue are set to launch consultation in 2018.

Some 300 million people suffer from depression, UN warns ahead of World Health Day

31 March 2017 More than 300 million people are now living with depression, which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) released ahead of World Health Day.

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

20 March 2017 The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.

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