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Implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE WORLD SOCIAL SITUATION AND TO YOUTH, AGEING, DISABLED PERSONS AND THE FAMILY

A54/388 and add. 1
Fifty-fourth session
Note by the Secretary-General

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CONTENTS

I. Introduction

II. Overview of recent policy and programme activities

III. International norms and standards related to persons with disabilities

IV. Data and statistics concerning persons with disabilities

V. Accessibility at United Nations Headquarters

VI. United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability

Addendum

I. Analytical review of progress in equalization of opportunities by, for and with persons with disabilities

II. United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability

Annexes

I. United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability: projects supported

II. Projects co-financed in cooperation with the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND)

I. Introduction

1. The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 52/82, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the implementation of that resolution to it at its fifty-fourth session through the Commission for Social Development. The Secretary-General submitted an interim report (E/CN.5/1999/5) to the Commission, which focused on progress in implementing the priorities for action to further equalization of opportunities of persons with disabilities, as identified in operative paragraph 4 of the resolution. The present report should be read in conjunction with that report.

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