Somewhere, a child is being told he cannot play because he cannot walk, or another that she cannot learn because she cannot see. That boy deserves a chance to play. And we all benefit when that girl, and all children, can read, learn and contribute.
The path forward will be challenging. But children do not accept unnecessary limits. Neither should we.
Executive Director, UNICEF
UNICEF's The State of the World's Children 2013 analyses the situation of children with disabilities. The report examines the barriers to inclusion that deprive children with disabilities of their rights and keep them from participating fully in society, and it also outlines an agenda for action. The full report and executive summary can be downloaded in various accessible formats and in 6 languages from UNICEF's website.