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Bangladesh promotes disability inclusion, says UN Ambassador

New York – Bangladesh has put special emphasis for the development and inclusion of persons with disabilities towards inclusive socio-economic development.

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen passed the remarks at the 12th Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at UNHQs on Thursday (local time).

He said that Bangladesh has not only put considerable efforts in increasing their access in day-to-day life but also updated the national legislations in line with the CRPD and Agenda 2030.

“Saima Wazed Hossain, the daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been an ardent advocate in this field and championing awareness-building on autism in particular and disabilities in general in the country, the region and beyond as the WHO SEARO Goodwill Ambassador and Chairperson of National Advisory Committee on Autism,” the ambassador added.

He said that the National Human Rights Commission, NGOs and private sector companies have joined the efforts of the Government.

Bangladesh is one of the early signatories of the CRPD and its Optional Protocol. The CRPD was adopted by the UN General Assembly by its resolution 61/106.

Source: United News of Bangladesh.

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