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Calls for the practical implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons during the 2nd half of the Decade; urges Member States, bodies and organizations of the UN system and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to provide all possible support to the awareness and fund-raising campaigns to give added momentum to the Decade; requests the Secretary-General to disseminate relevant information, on a pilot basis, on the activities of the Disabled Persons Unit of the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs in forms accessible to blind persons; requests the Secretary-General and Member States to pay special attention to the functioning and reactivation of national bodies for disabled persons and to the development and strengthening of powerful and influential organizations of disabled persons; calls upon Member States to give due consideration to the close interrelationship between aging and disability and to give attention to the application of measures aimed at avoiding or curing disabilities of aging persons, and invites Member States that have conducted research in this field to provide the Secretariat with information on the results; invites the Secretary-General to convene an expert meeting in 1990 to advise on the best possible ways of marking the end of the Decade and of continuing the work in the disability field.
Adopted at the 15th plenary meeting, 24 May 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1989, 2-24 May 1989. - E/1989/INF/7. - 14 July 1989. - p. 92-95. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1.