International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The theme of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities is “Keeping the promise: mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals”. In his message to mark the day, the Secretary-General notes that battles against poverty, disease and discrimination will not be won without laws, policies and programmes that empower those with disabilities. They should be both beneficiaries and valued agents of change in the five-year push to achieve the goals by 2015, he says. UNMIT/ Bernardino Soares/ UNMIT.