Session 5: HLMDD-International Disability NGO

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


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. 


Ms. Venus Illagan, Secretary General, Rehabilitation International

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