"We need to embrace human diversity": UN disability rights expert

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Catalina Devandas Aguilar on 24 October 2017 in New York.

A change of mentality is needed in order to realize greater inclusion of persons with disabilities.

That's according to Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, who calls for people everywhere to "embrace human diversity".

She underlined the importance of understanding that people with disabilities have the same needs, aspirations and rights of everyone else.

Ms Devandas Aguilar spoke to Agnese Pastorino when she was in New York recently to present her report to the UN General Assembly.

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