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Session 5: HLMDD-International Disability NGO

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Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014






Venus Ilagan, Secretary General of Rehabilitation International, an international non-governmental organization for the advancement of rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities, speaks about how the recommendations and decisions made at the HLMDD can and should be utilized as a policy tool in various levels in different countries. She stresses that disability is a part of human diversity, and persons with disabilities are able to contribute to society if lack of access, discrimination, and poverty are properly addressed. 

Speaker:

Ms. Venus Illagan, Secretary General, Rehabilitation International

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