Back to top

High-level meetings of the 68th Session of the General Assembly

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

Newsroom

On world Day, Ban spotlights how technology can improve life for 1 billion persons with disabilities

03 December 2014 More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population – live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities, the United Nations highlighted today on its International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

UN rights experts call on US to commute death sentence of mentally ill prisoner

02 December 2014 Two United Nations human rights experts today urged the United States Government and the authorities in Texas to halt the execution of Scott Panetti, a prisoner with proven psychosocial disabilities, due to be carried out on 3 December.

Improving system for person with disabilities good for all says US advocate on tour of UN accessibility centre

21 November 2014 On a tour of the United Nations Accessibility Centre for the audio, visual, and physically impaired today, United States Senator Tom Harkin said that “when you make a system better for a person with a disability it makes it better for people without disabilities.”

More news on the UN News Centre >>

Press Releases

More press releases >>