World Health Organization World Report on Disability

Department of Disability and Rehabilitation

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    To achieve the best and longer-lasting prospects of development that are part of the core of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and go further, we must empower people living with disabilities and remove the barriers that prevent them from participating in the community, of having access to quality education, of finding decent work, and having their voices heard. As a result, the World Health Organization and the World Bank Group have jointly produced this World Report on Disability to provide evidence for innovative policies and programmes capable of improving the lives of people with disabilities, and facilitating the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which came into force from May 2008. This important international treaty has strengthened our understanding of disability as a human rights and development priority. The World Disability Report suggests actions for all stakeholders – including governments, civil society organizations, and organizations of people with disabilities – to create enabling environments, develop support and rehabilitation services, ensure adequate social protection, create inclusion policies and programs, and enforce existing and new standards and legislation for the benefit of people with disabilities and the community as a whole. People with disabilities must be at the centre of such efforts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationGeneva
    PublisherWorld Health Organization
    Number of pages350
    ISBN (Print)9789241564182
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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