Maseru, Dec. 03 — As the world today celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Mr. Antonio Guterres has urged countries to work together with persons with disabilities.
In his message for today, he encouraged them to work side-by-side with the persons with disabilities to design and deliver solutions based on equal rights.
Mr. Guterres stated that persons with disabilities continue to face systemic discrimination as well as barriers that restrict their meaningful inclusion in all areas of society. He remarked that truly sustainable development for persons with disabilities requires a laser-like focus on their needs and rights. He emphasized that not only as beneficiaries, but as active contributors across social, economic and political life.