WHO World Report on Disability 2011

The World Report on Disability will be launched later today, June 9 2011, at the United Nations Building in New York, USA in the presence of high-level representatives from Member States, celebrities with disabilities, together with representatives of disabled people's organizations, professional groups and non-governmental organizations.

Mandated by the World Health Assembly Resolution 58.23, and jointly published by WHO and the World Bank, the World report summarizes the best available scientific evidence on disability. Its main goal is to provide governments and civil society with a comprehensive description of the importance of disability, rehabilitation and inclusion. Besides, the report offers an overview and an analysis of the responses provided so far in different countries and it sets forth recommendations for action to support the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006).

Full version of the report will be available online starting this afternoon.
The report will be accessible through the GPDD website (http://www.gpdd-online.org/ )

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