TitleImplementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons and the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Invites Member States, specialized agencies and other organizations and bodies of the UN system, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to implement the agenda for action and the preliminary outline and to use them as guidelines and stimuli in preparing: (a) national, regional and international agendas for action aimed at mounting well-focused activities at all levels to benefit people with disabilities in ways that are in conformity with the culture, customs, traditions, level of socio-economic development and resource constraints of each country; (b) long-term strategic plans with precise targets to be reached in the field of prevention, rehabilitation and equality of opportunities by the year 2000; requests the Secretary-General to shift the focus of UN programme on disability from awareness-raising to action, with the aim of achieving a society for all by the year 2010 and of responding more appropriately to the many requests for assistance and advisory services; stresses the need for priority to be given to action-oriented programmes that will renew international consensus on and elicit a sustained political commitment by Member States to the implementation of the World of Programme of Action beyond the Decade ; requests the Secretary-General to review the translation into the official languages of UN of the terms "impairment", "disability", "handicap" and "disabled person used in the World Programme of Action; calls upon Governments and non-governmental organizations to contribute to the Voluntary Fund for the UN Decade of Disabled Persons.
Adopted at the 68th plenary meeting, 14 Dec. 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 45th session, Volume 1, 18 September-21 December 1990. - A/45/49. - 1991. - p. 175-177. - (GAOR, 45th sess., Suppl. no. 49).