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10.05.00 – THE DISABLED

SOMALIA / DISABLED PEACE

People with Disabilities in Mogadishu have appealed their fellow Somalis to bring to an end all acts of conflict, as a way to highlight their plight. According to the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), there are 30,000 people living with disabilities in Mogadishu whoa re particularly vulnerable to the effects of war. UNSOM

13 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / THREE MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syria's intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people amid reports of increasingly horrifying conditions inside the country. Iman is a single mother to a 15-year-old daughter. She also looks after her disabled sister. UNHCR

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MINE DISABILITIES

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has begun to map out its first ever working group to provide assistance to victims who have been disabled from explosives inSomalia. A government official said, "people are neglecting disabled people, its like they are not part of the society yet they represent 25 percent of the Somali society, that's a [...]

24 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Speaking at the panel "Moving Away from the Death Penalty – Discrimination against marginalized groups", the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said that an estimated 160 countries in the world have now either abolish the death penalty or no longer practice it.  UNIFEED – UNTV

24 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / AUTISM RON SUSKIND

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind spoke at the UN about his family's 20-year journey with their son Owen's autism. In an interview with UNIFEED, he stressed that this is a global issue and "governments cannot afford not to put money into it." Today is World Autism Awareness Day. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Two South Sudanese teams lay aside their prosthetic limbs to take part in a wheelchair basketball game held as part of activities to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNMISS

5 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SPINAL CORD INJURIES REPORT

As many as 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are two to five times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. The new WHO report, International perspectives on spinal cord injuries, summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, [...]

3 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GA / STEVIE WONDER

At the UN General Assembly meeting on disabilities this week, global music icon and UN Messenger of Peace, Stevie Wonder linked up with UNICEF advocate and Vietnamese performer Nguyen Phoung Anh to push for greater inclusion for children with disabilities. UNICEF

28 Sep 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN/ CONSTITUTION DISABLED

The disabled group of South Sudan's National Constitutional Review Commission said they are not being adequately represented when it comes to the country's new constitution. UNMISS

26 Sep 2013 | Read More »

DRC / SITTING VOLLEYBALL

A team of disabled men from Goma in the DR Congo and another from the Rubavu district of Rwanda played a volleyball match over the weekend, aimed at promoting peace through games like sitting volleyball. MONUSCO  

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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