UN / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

01-Dec-2023 00:01:18
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world “to work side-by-side with persons with disabilities to design and deliver solutions based on equal rights in every country and community.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
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DATELINE: 01 DECEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN headquarters

01 DECEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, meeting room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The United Nations is leading by example through our Disability Inclusion Strategy, and by supporting Member States as they drive progress for, and with, persons with disabilities. On this important day, I call on the world to work side-by-side with persons with disabilities to design and deliver solutions based on equal rights in every country and community.”
4. Wide shot, meeting room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Today, the UN family gathers together with governments and civil society partners to discuss a vital issue — the rights of persons with disabilities. This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities reminds us that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires living up to the promise to leave no one behind, especially the 1.3 billion persons with disabilities worldwide.”
6. Wide shot, meeting room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Navid Hanif, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA):
“Inequalities, affecting persons with disabilities, manifest directly or indirectly, in economic, social, political and other aspects of life.”
8. Wide shot, meeting room
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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world “to work side-by-side with persons with disabilities to design and deliver solutions based on equal rights in every country and community.”

A commemorative event entitled “United in action to rescue and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with and by persons with disabilities” was held today (01 Dec) in New York.

In a prerecorded video, the Secretary-General said, “The United Nations is leading by example through our Disability Inclusion Strategy, and by supporting Member States as they drive progress for, and with, persons with disabilities.”

Guterres said, “Today, the UN family gathers together with governments and civil society partners to discuss a vital issue — the rights of persons with disabilities.”

He continued, “This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities reminds us that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires living up to the promise to leave no one behind, especially the 1.3 billion persons with disabilities worldwide.”

For his part, Navid Hanif, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), said, “inequalities, affecting persons with disabilities, manifest directly or indirectly, in economic, social, political and other aspects of life.”

Since its proclamation in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly in resolution 47/3, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world.
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