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Gov’t urged to sign UN Convention on the disabled

Author : | Published: Friday, November 28, 2014

The Chairperson for the Disabled People’s Organization in Central Equatoria State has urged the government to ratify the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities.

Stephen Wornyang said people with disabilities are facing a lot of problems in terms of education and employment.

“We would like to appeal to our government to do the following; one, to speed up the process of endorsing the national disability and inclusion policy and the inclusive education policy. Two, to sign and ratify   the UN convention on the rights of person with disability and its optional protocol, three, consider recommendations of person with disabilities in the next constitution of the republic of South Sudan. Four, involve person with disability in the development and review of policies, laws and programs at national, States and Local government level.” Wornyang said.

He was speaking to journalists in Juba ahead of celebrations for the International day for people with disabilities that will take place in Lainya County on the 3RD of December.

The Representative of Handicap International Henry Swaka said his organization is working to empower disabled people so that they can advocate for their rights.

“I would like to say that we will always be there to support their efforts to make sure that south Sudan becomes an inclusive society for everyone to enjoy their rights and freedoms on equal basis with others.” He said.

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