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Implementation of the
World Programme of Action
concerning Disabled Persons

Interim Report of the Secretary-General
E/CN.5/2001/7

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Commission for Social Development
Thirty-ninth session

13-23 February 2001
Item 3 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development:
review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes
of action pertaining to the situation of social groups

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I. Introduction

Implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons

Outline

I. Introduction

II. Progress in equalization of opportunities by, for and with persons with disabilities

A. Accessibility
B. Social services and sustainable livelihoods
C. International norms and standards related to persons with disabilities
D. Global statistics and indicators on disability
E. Children with disabilities
F. Activities of the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability
G. Development Account for the biennium 2000-2001

III. Regional cooperation for equalization of opportunities

A. African Decade of Disabled People (2000-2009)
B. Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons (1993-2002)

IV. Perspective framework for the fourth review and appraisal of the implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons

Annex. Projects supported by the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability, 1 September 1999 to 31 October 2000, by region

1. The current report has been prepared pursuant to paragraph 16 of General Assembly resolution 54/121, of 17 December 1999, "Implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons: towards a society for all in the twenty-first century", in which the Assembly requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on implementation of the resolution to the Assembly at its fifty-sixth session, through the Commission for Social Development at its thirty-ninth session.

2. The present interim report is in three parts. The first part describes progress in implementing equalization of opportunities by, for and with persons with disabilities in the light of priorities for action identified in Assembly resolution 54/121. The second part reviews selected experiences in regional cooperation, in particular the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons (1993-2002) and the Africa Decade of Disabled People (2000-2009). The third part presents a perspective framework for the fourth review and appraisal of the World Programme of Action, as requested by the General Assembly in resolution 52/82, of 16 December 1997.

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* E/CN.5/2001/1.


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