“Legal and social protection of persons with disabilities,” an exhibition timed to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, runs in the international organizations reading room (207g), from 3 to 25 December.
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.
Today, the world's population is more than 7 billion. More than 1 billion people, i.e. every seventh person on earth, have some form of disability, More than 100 million disabled people are children.
Building on many decades of UN’s work in the field of disability, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted in 2006, has further advanced the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international development frameworks.
On 11 June 2019, Secretary-General António Guterres launched the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy in line with his commitment to make the United Nations an inclusive organization for all.
The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy provides the foundation for sustainable and transformative progress on disability inclusion through all pillars of the work of the United Nations. Through the Strategy, the United Nations system reaffirms that the full and complete realization of the human rights of all persons with disabilities is an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as anticipated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to leave no one behind and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The exhibition reveals various aspects of the United Nations’ activities for developing and applying international standards for persons with disabilities and their equal participation in public life.
About 70 books, periodicals and brochures in Russian and English are on display. Most exhibits are documents of international organizations: UN, UNESCO, European Union, Council of Europe etc.
- Persons with disabilities and society (general issues)
- International standards concerning persons with disabilities, the rights of persons with disabilities
- Social protection and education of persons with disabilities
- Children and youth with disabilities
- Medical and psychological rehabilitation of persons with disabilities
- Legal guarantees and social protection of persons with disabilities in Belarus
The exhibition will be interesting to specialists in social policy and social work, medical workers and employees of social welfare services, sociologists, persons with disabilities, university students and teachers of social disciplines.
The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Admission is by library card or by ticket of the library's social and cultural center. Information and tickets may be obtained at the registration desk.
For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 28.
Official Documents Service Department
The Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) falls within the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). It serves as a focal point on disability issues within the United Nations system.
- United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (2019) (.PDF)
- “UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development | 2018 – Realizing the SDGs by, for and with persons with disabilities”
- Accessibility and the status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto (A/74/146)
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006)
- Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1993)
- Principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of mental health care(1991)
- World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (1982)
- Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons (1975)
- Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons (1971)