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Stronger partnerships key to better future for people with disabilities

While there is cause to celebrate advances in the Pacific region’s disability sector, stronger partnerships are needed to close the remaining gaps, the Deputy Director-General (Suva) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fekitamoeloa Utoikamanu, said today.

During her keynote address at the Forth Pacific Regional Conference on Disability, Ms Utoikamanu highlighted discrimination against women and youth with disabilities as particular areas of concern.

“The ongoing collaboration between governments, disabled person’s organisations, development partners, and the community at large are examples of the many achievements on disability-inclusive development in the Pacific, yet progress remains uneven,” Ms Utoikamanu said.

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Country: Fiji
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Source: Secretariat of the Pacific Community
When: 25/2/2015

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