I am pleased to join you for the 13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Later this week, we will also observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
I take this issue of disability inclusion extremely seriously.
Securing the rights of persons with disabilities is necessary for upholding the values and principles of the United Nations Charter.
That is why, last year, I launched a UN system-wide Disability Inclusion Strategy.