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International Day of Persons with Disabilities to be marked in Bosnia Today

On the occasion of marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Youth Association “Ruzicnjak – Los Rosales” from Mostar is organizing a presentation of activities that marked 2020.

“We are especially pleased to show visitors the organization of the ‘Food Festival’, where we will present several dishes that they have prepared themselves,” the Los Rosales Center announced.

Students and professors of the Secondary Textile and Agricultural School from Mostar will help in marking the activities. The presentation will be held today at the Center for Children and Youth with Special Needs “Los Rosales” starting at 10:30 o’clock.

Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security. It is also central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind. The commitment to realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is not only a matter of justice; it is an investment in a common future.

The global crisis of COVID-19 is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing the extent of exclusion and highlighting that work on disability inclusion is imperative. People with disabilities—one billion people— are one of the most excluded groups in our society and are among the hardest hit in this crisis in terms of fatalities.

Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities are less likely to access health care, education, employment and to participate in the community. An integrated approach is required to ensure that persons with disabilities are not left behind.

Disability inclusion will result in a COVID19 response and recovery that better serves everyone, more fully suppressing the virus, as well as building back better. It will provide for more agile systems capable of responding to complex situations, reaching the furthest behind first.

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

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