Breaking down barriers on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Children with disabilities sing at the launch of the preparatory process of the High-level GA meeting on disability and development which will take place on 23 September, 2013. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

More than one billion people worldwide live with some form of disability, according to United Nations statistics.

Making sure that their contributions to society are recognized is one of the aims of this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December.

Dianne Penn reports on a ceremony held at UN Headquarters in New York to mark the day.

Duration: 3’04″

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