In Focus

Women and girls with disabilities

Women with disabilities work together.Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women is essential to the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals.

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International day of persons with disabilities – 3 December

A young girl with Down's Syndrome walks with two others, with T-shirts reading Down Right Perfect The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

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Monitoring of disability-inclusive development

Image of woman in wheelchair in village community setting The lack of data and information, especially of official statistics, on disability and the situation of persons with disabilities at the national level contributes to the invisibility of persons with disabilities in policy making.

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Disability, accessibility and sustainable urban development

Image of arial view of a crowded city Urban environments, infrastructures, facilities and services can impede or enable, perpetuating exclusion or fostering participation and inclusion of all members of society.

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