Global Perspective

On December 13, 2006, the United Nations formally agreed on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the first human rights treaty of the 21st century.

Global Facts from UN Enable

  • 650 million people—10% of the world’s population—live with a disability
  • 80% of people with disabilities live in developing countries.
  • 90% of children with disabilities do not attend school.
  • In developing countries, 80% to 90% of adults with disabilities are unemployed, in industrialized countries the figure is between 50% to 70%.
  • Women and girls with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to abuse.

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Stories and more facts from around the world—from model organizations and individuals, to worst-case examples of how far we still have to go.

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