International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Director-General of UNESCO and Secretary-General’s Message

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected communities and societies at their very core, deepening pre-existing inequalities.

Even under normal circumstances, the one billion persons living with disabilities worldwide are less likely to enjoy access to education, healthcare and livelihoods or to participate and be included in the community.

Director-General of UNESCO

As we all now know, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had devastating consequences which have disproportionately affected people living with any kind of disability. The dearth of appropriate solutions has, in fact, exacerbated the COVID-19 crisis.

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