A wish for every child with disabilities "to have a fair chance"

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Emmanuel Elisha Ford (first boy on the left) and other children with the UN Secretary General before the World Children’s Day at UN Headquarters. Photo: UN News/Agnese Pastorino

Children with disabilities deserve to have the same rights as everyone else, which is something that will have a "tremendous impact" on society as a whole.

That's the message from Emmanuel Elisha Ford, a 16-year-old Guyanese-American disabilities activist, speaking at an event at UN Headquarters on World Children's Day, observed on Monday.

Elisha stressed that children with disabilities have dreams despite the challenges they face, and his wish is "for every child to have a fair chance."

He spoke to Agnese Pastorino before the event.

Duration: 1’40″

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