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

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08 September 2016 Welcoming the start of the 2016 summer Paralympic Games, which got underway in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro yesterday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the Games not only showcase the extraordinary abilities of athletes living with a disability, they also promote the rights of all persons with disabilities.

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