ERIC Number: ED424706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons. Third Review and Appraisal.
Disabled Persons Bulletin, n3 p1-11 1997
At its 52nd session, the United Nations General Assembly considered the report of the Secretary-General on the review and appraisal of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled People, and 44 governments sponsored a draft resolution of further action. The draft was adopted by the Assembly on December 12, 1997. The resolution includes the following recommendations, which: (1) encourage governments and the non-governmental community to examine key social and economic policy issues related to the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities; (2) urge governments to cooperate with the Statistics Division of the Secretariat in the continued development of global statistics and indicators; (3) urge relevant bodies and organizations of the United Nations' system to work together in the promotion of the rights of person with disabilities by sharing experiences and findings on disability issues; (4) invite governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to continue support to the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability; and (5) request the Secretary-General to develop a plan to increase the accessibility of the United Nations and its offices to persons with disabilities. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Children, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Incidence, International Communication, International Cooperation, International Organizations, International Programs, World Problems
United Nations Secretariat, Division for Social Policy and Development, Room DC2-1342, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs.