ECLAC addresses the situation of persons with disabilities in the Caribbean


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — There are more than a million people in the Caribbean living with some form of disability and an estimated 250,000 who experience significant disabilities. With populations ageing and an increasing number of people suffering from non-communicable diseases, this number is expected to rise in coming years. The prevalence of disability could increase by 30 to 40% between 2015 and 2050.


In anticipation of this, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has urged the subregion to take early action.

On 11 April 2017, ECLAC Caribbean brought together policymakers in the fields of disabilities, social development and human rights from Barbados, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as representatives of other UN and international…



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