United Nations Human Rights statement for the World Autism Awareness Day (2 april 2015)

MISE A JOUR du 5 avril 2015 :
voici la TRADUCTION EN FRANCAIS de l’article des Nations Unies présenté et cité ci-dessous :


Note :
It is likely that the efforts of Erich of Autistic Minority Internatonal (to which we are contributing) have led the UN to decide to make this special statement about autistics.
Erich participated to 25 meetings at the UN in 2014. He has helped modifying several important texts, and I have been lucky enough to follow that, sometimes in real-time.
This year, Alliance Autiste released an alternative report for the UN CRC.


For World Autism Awareness Day – Wednesday 2 April 2015
Discrimination against autistic persons, the rule rather than the exception
– by UN rights experts –

GENEVA (30 March 2015) – Two United Nations human rights experts today called for an end to discrimination against autistic persons and a celebration of diversity. Speaking ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the Special Rapporteurs on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, and on the right to health, Dainius Pūras, noted that about one per cent of the world’s population -some 70 million people- is estimated to be on the autism spectrum worldwide.

“As part of human diversity, autistic persons should be embraced, celebrated and respected. However, discrimination against autistic children and adults is more the rule rather than the exception.

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