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10.05.00 – THE DISABLED

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 »

WHO / DISABILITIES AGREEMENT

The World Health Organization welcomed the forthcoming agreement at a High-Level Meeting at the United Nations General Assembly which will further improve access to health care and related services for people with disabilities and ensure that they are able to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities.     WHO

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GA / DISABILITIES WRAP

UN officials at their first-ever high level meeting on disabilities said that the rights of the disabled must be directly addressed by the post-2015 development agenda. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide who live with disabilities are often excluded from access to education, employment, health care, social and legal support systems. UNTV / FILE

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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