International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected communities around the world, especially vulnerable ones like persons with disabilities. One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Disability prevalence is higher for developing countries, where persons with disabilities are more likely to experience less education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment, and higher poverty rates.

As COVID-19 continues to have wide-reaching impacts, one question looms large: how we can address the long-standing systemic inequalities that it has laid bare?

Join us on Dec. 3, 2020, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and hear from disability champions from around the world on this year’s theme: Building Back Better: Towards a More Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post-COVID World. The event will feature experts, policymakers, and disability champions, including Judith Heumann from Netflix’s Crip Camp documentary, along with inspiring artists.

Follow the event live at @WBG_Inclusion.

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Aarthi Sivaraman

Thank you to our fantastic online audience for following along today.
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 13:05
Aarthi Sivaraman

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:52
Aarthi Sivaraman

Thank you Mari, for your thoughtful words. 
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:51
Aarthi Sivaraman

@Mari_Pangestu says the Bank is working with partners and doing its part to be part of the solution. The institution us deploying cutting-edge analytical tools and resources for decision makers and communities around the world to craft better policies for better lives… for all.
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:50
Aarthi Sivaraman

@Mari_Pangestu -- today is a moment for reflection and an occasion to acknowledge the disparity in access, participation, and opportunities for the one billion people worldwide who live with disabilities.
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:48

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