Honour the variety of contributions made by people with autism, the UN chief urges

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Honour the variety of contributions made by people with autism

  • News by AUN News correspondent
  • Sunday, April 02, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

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  • Let’s fully acknowledge the various and active contributions that people with autism make to our societies today and every day, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “

  • Let’s collaborate with people with autism to create a welcoming and inclusive world for everyone.

  • “According to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, people with autism continue to face social and environmental barriers that prevent them from fully exercising their rights and fundamental freedoms, despite significant progress, he claimed.

  • “World, even autistic people from all over the world, will discuss how the transformation in the narrative around neurodiversity can continue to be advanced to overcome obstacles and enhance the lives of autistic people at an UN-hosted global virtual event titled Transformation: Toward a Neuro-Inclusive World for All.

  • The discussion at the event will also include how autistic people may and do contribute to society and the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Let’s fully acknowledge the various and active contributions that people with autism make to our societies today and every day, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “Let’s collaborate with people with autism to create a welcoming and inclusive world for everyone.”

“We must improve.”

According to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, people with autism continue to face social and environmental barriers that prevent them from fully exercising their rights and fundamental freedoms, despite significant progress, he claimed.

We must improve, he continued, by fostering inclusive education, equitable work opportunities, self-determination, and a culture that values each individual.

In doing so, “we also acknowledge the importance of families, carers, and support systems in the lives of individuals with autism.”

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Autistic people from all over the world will discuss how the transformation in the narrative around neurodiversity can continue to be advanced to overcome obstacles and enhance the lives of autistic people at an UN-hosted global virtual event titled Transformation: Toward a Neuro-Inclusive World for All.

The discussion at the event will also include how autistic people may and do contribute to society and the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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