Thursday, September 8, 2011

UN forum seeks ways to improve lives of persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities must enjoy full human rights and fundamental freedoms and enabling them to do so benefits society as a whole, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today at the opening of a United Nations forum that is seeking to improve their lives.

"You and I and millions of others know, that when we respect the inherent dignity of persons with disabilities, we enrich our human family," she stated in her remarks to the fourth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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