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    One of the youth  with hearing impairment under EmployAble program doing ball stitching at Alive & Kicking

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    Youth with intellectual disability during his apprenticeship in a barber shop

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    Youth with hearing impairment working at Wills Restaurant

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I create opportunities for young people with disabilities by increasing access to technical and vocational education and employment. I am at the forefront of  social innovations that have demonstrated that young people with disabilities can and do work when given opportunities.

World Disability Day

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Every year December 3rd, the World Disability which is also termed as the International Day for Persons with Disabilities Day is observed.

It was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly and it aims at promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all facets of the society, increasing awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of political, social, economic and cultural life. 

The theme for 2018 is Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.

This theme is part of agenda 2030 which pledges to “leave no one behind” for sustainable development. 

It focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. 

Governments, persons with disabilities and their representative organizations, mainstream institutions and the private sector need to work as a team to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDGs 8 and 10. 

The 2030 agenda commits to reducing inequality and promoting inclusion of all, including employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, integrating the voices and concerns of persons with disabilities into national agendas and policies. 

On this day and beyond, let us reaffirm our commitment to work together for a better society, a society that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable for everyone, where the rights of people with disabilities are realized and fully respected, embracing good practices that can create a more inclusive society where persons with disabilities can live independently. 

 

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