Press Release

Experience, reflect, act: UN staff mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

16 December 2022

The deafening sound of silence, the frightening tranquility of darkness, the intruding constraint in walking. But also, the beautiful voices of Blerina and Niko. These are some of the activities that staff members of the United Nations in Albania were exposed to during an experiential dinner. This was organized to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, with the great support of UNICEF Albania, Down Syndrome Albania, and the participation of young artists with disabilities.

A thought-provoking experience to simulate what it means to live with different forms of disabilities and to increase understanding among UN Albania staff members on barriers they face each day.

Let’s step up our efforts in raising awareness on disability inclusion.

We need to make sure that persons with disabilities are included and can meaningfully participate in society.

To have a better understanding of this event and listen to commitments made by the UN Albania in relation to disability inclusion, we invite you to watch the video below:

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