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


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.

Quality support key for people with disabilities to fully participate in their communities – UN rights expert

03 March 2017 Access to good and safe support is of great importance for people with disabilities, as it helps them become independent and gain human rights, a United Nations independent expert said today, urging Member States to take legal, policy and financial actions to ensure their adequate support.

UN health agency reports depression now ‘leading cause of disability worldwide’

23 February 2017 Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the United Nations health agency today reported, estimating that it affects more than 300 million people worldwide – the majority of them women, young people and the elderly.

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