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The Accessibility Centre at the United Nations Headquarters, through its services, supports the inclusion and greater participation of persons with disabilities in the meetings of the Organization. The Centre was inaugurated by Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon on 3 December 2013.

The Centre is located in close proximity to the meeting rooms and equipped with state-of-the-art assistive information and communication technology supporting audio, visual as well as physical impairments.


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SPECIAL EVENT IN UN ACCESSIBILITY CENTRE

What will you find at the Accessibility Centre?

*Screen readers, Braille and other assistive keyboards, Portable DAISY players, Hearing aids, Bone conduction head sets, Specialized mouse, Braille notetakers, etc.

Location: Room No. S-1B032

Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
"I am delighted to welcome all colleagues to this invaluable Accessibility Centre, which is a practical resource for persons with disabilities as well as a meaningful demonstration of our commitment to ensuring that they are able to fully contribute to our shared goals of peace, human rights and sustainable development.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is our promise to current and future generations. We will only realize its vision of a life of dignity for all when persons with disabilities can fully engage in the work of the United Nations, both at Headquarters and beyond.

I hope that together, we can ensure that the United Nations does everything possible to optimize the immense potential of persons with disabilities both on our premises and around the world. This will advance us to a better future for all."
Mr. Oh Joon P.R. of Republic of Korea
"I am delighted to welcome you to the United Nations Accessibility Centre. The assistive devices provided by Korea will promote greater inclusiveness for persons with disabilities visiting the UN. This contribution represents Korea’s long-standing commitment to promoting and ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities."
Ms. Catherine Pollard DGACM Under-Secretary-General
"The Accessibility Centre improved our hands-on assistance to persons with disabilities. We recognize its significance as a human right approach, which commits us to removing barriers of exclusion, and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals."

 

UNITED NATIONS Accessibility Documents

A/71/344 Report of the Secretary-General
“Towards the full realization of an inclusive and accessible United Nations for persons with disabilities”

ST/SGB/2014/3 Secretary-General’s Bulletin
“Employment and accessibility for staff members with disabilities in the United Nations Secretariat”


SPCIAL ACCESS GUEST to CENTRE