First Secretary, Yasser Abdul Aziz Mohammed, delivered the intervention of the Republic of Iraq to the Third Committee during the interactive dialogue with the Chairperson of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Committee and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, In which he referred to the discrimination and obstacles that a large group of persons with disabilities are facing through integrating into the general education system, opportunities of employment justice and in the selection of medical treatment.

Also, he stressed on the keenness of the Republic of Iraq on the principle of non-discrimination towards persons with disabilities through the accession of Iraq to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2013, and the establishment of the Authority for the care of persons with disabilities and special needs, that aims to achieving care for this segment of society and eliminate discrimination against them, secure a decent life for them, to create jobs for them in the State departments in all sectors and to spread a culture of respect for disability as part of human diversity and human nature.