5 Nov, 2013

Sign Language Music by Artist Signmark at the UNESCO Youth Forum

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Being deaf did not stop Finnish artist Signmark, a.k.a Marko Vuoriheimo from achieving his childhood dream of becoming the first artist in the world to close a record deal with an international music label. Marko recently shared his talent with the participants in the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, which was attended by the […]

3 Sep, 2013

In Thailand, FC Barcelona stars Leo Messi and José Manuel Pinto champion the rights of children with disabilities

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Anurak Warit is among children and youth who meet and practise football with FC Barcelona’s Leo Messi and José Manuel Pinto at an event held in Thailand to promote social inclusion for young people living with disabilities. BANGKOK, Thailand, 23 August 2013 – Anurak Warit traveled nearly 700 km from his hometown in northern Thailand […]

26 Aug, 2013

Young Indigenous and Disabled People Gear up for Election in Cambodia

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When local elections were held in the province of Mondulkiri, eastern Cambodia, Bunthoeun Tola, a 20-year-old indigenous person and first-time voter, was turned away at the polling station because his name on the voter list did not match with his identification card. “It was spelled incorrectly and because of that I was barred from voting,”