Rights of persons with disabilities gaining recognition

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) demonstrates the state-of-the-art equipment available at the new Accessibility Centre to Vladimir Cuk, Executive Director of the International Disability Alliance. UN Photo/Mark Garten

People with disabilities and their advocates have recently marked a milestone with one more country signing the Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

In September, Guyana was the 150th Member State to ratify the document which supports the rights of persons with disabilities in their respective societies.

According to the UN, one billion people, or 15 per cent of the world's population, live with some sort of disability.

Stephanie Coutrix asked Vladimir Cuk, Executive Director of the International Disability Alliance, what it means to have one more country ratify the Convention.

Duration: 3'34"

 

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