Jamaica needs to step up its inclusion of persons with disabilities in 2022

Petchary's Blog

Yesterday (December 3) was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and I am glad my friend and blogger Wayne Campbell wrote about it. You can find his post here. It took Jamaica seven years to bring the Disabilities Act into force after it was passed by Parliament in 2014; this will finally happen in February, 2022.

“I urge all countries to fully implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, increase accessibility, and dismantle legal, social, economic and other barriers with the active involvement of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations.”

António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations

One- eighth of the world’s population lives with a disability. The inclusion of persons with disabilities is vital for the sustainable development of the planet. TheInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a United Nations (UN) day that is celebrated every year on 3 December. The 2021 theme…

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