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Director-General Opens Performance “Breaking the Rules by Signmark”

1 March 2012

The Director-General opened a performance by Signmark, a deaf Finnish rapper, held to mark the 19th session of the Human Rights Council and its Interactive Debate on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held today. The Director-General highlighted the work of the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities, and noted that the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006 showed the unity of the international community in reaffirming that all persons with disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms.