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Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Costa Rican government recognized their lack in protecting people with disabilities and agreed with the United Nations to take immediate actions.

According to the government, the covid-19 pandemic has increased non-compliance with the protection of the rights of people with disabilities.

The government agreed with the United Nations to take actions such as developing a study with the support organizations of people with disabilities. The research will focus on matters such as education, violence, discrimination, access to health, among others.
The main challenges facing people with disabilities today are access to employment and technology, said the government in its statement.

The world population is over 7 billion people and more than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability; 80 per cent live in developing countries, according to U.N..

On December 3 is the annual celebration of people with disabilities. This year theme is ‘Fighting for rights in the post-covid era. The annual observance was proclaimed in 1992 by U.N. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

What have you heard of people with disabilities having a hard time finding a job in your community? 
We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com

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