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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Strasbourg 03/12/2018
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

“The Council of Europe strives to protect and promote human rights of all, including people with disabilities of which there are an estimated 80 million in Europe,” Mr Timo Soini, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland pointed out in a statement today on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The Minister recalled the Council of Europe Disability Strategy (2017-2023), a tool for member States and other stakeholders for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and urged member States to continue their efforts for its effective implementation.”

Read the full statement

Read also the Human Rights Commissioner's tweet