United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation

Russia: on the Path to Equal Opportunities
On 14 March 2009, the United nations Office in the RF launched the new analytical overview, Russia: on the Path to Equal Opportunities, prepared by a group of national experts under the leadership of Mr. Evgeny Gontmakher, Dr. Sc., Professor, Head of the Centre on Social Policy of the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

The UN in Russia joint publication is dedicated to issues of accessibility to education and employment for persons with disabilities in the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The publication is based on a wide range of statistical and empirical data describing - in a concise and clear form general tendencies and concrete examples of the development of state policy in Russia and other countries, targeted at the implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities for education and employment as well as at social integration and economic independence.

Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General Communications and Public Information will take part in the launch, as well as representatives of government bodies, expert community, international organizations, and civil society.

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