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International Day of Disabled Persons is celebrated

December 3 2008

International Day of Disabled Persons is celebrated all over the world. In most countries, about 10 percent of the population are people with disabilities. The day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1992 to raise awareness of disability issues and change attitudes towards them as inferior members of society.

In Russia today about 14 million people in more or less restricted in their physical or intellectual capacity, of which about 650 thousand - children. According to statistics, every year in the country disabilities receive about 1 million people.

In 2009-2010, Russia plans to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, told the ITAR-Tass Director of the Department of Social Welfare Health and Social Development of Russia Olga Samarin. She recalled that the Convention rights of the disabled are defined as equal to others, in order to achieve this equality, need to fully integrate the disabled into society.

To comply with the Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons in the Russian legislation will need to change some laws. It regards the increase in quotas for persons with disabilities employed in production to the European level. Also needs to adopt a law on education of people with disabilities.

The same applies to the Housing Code, under which the disabled person should have the right to be granted the housing area. Russia joined the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities September 24, 2008, must now ratify the document.

In many regions of the country will start ten days on the International Day of Disabled Persons, under which carried out to inclusion of people with disabilities in a full life.

For example, in hospitals of the Krasnoyarsk Territory for the disabled will be held early medical advice; in the republic of Sakha-Yakutia will host a series of festivals creativity of people with disabilities. In addition, the regions will conduct a series of job fairs for able-bodied people with disabilities. Also planned for the shares of mercy, in which everyone will be able to provide financial assistance to the needy, transmits ITAR-TASS .

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