Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has commissioned all ministries and heads of central executive authorities to review the implementation of the provisions of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and provide proposals to enhance their support. He said this during a Government meeting on Wednesday.
"I instruct all the ministries that are responsible, I ask the line Vice Prime Minister for Social Policy [Pavlo Rozenko] to coordinate this work and ensure all ministries provide the agreed proposals regarding implementation of the objectives of the UN Convention and other normative documents for us to clearly determine how exactly we will support people with special needs", said Volodymyr Groysman.
"I would ask all the leaders of central authorities to analyze the extent of execution of decisions related to supporting people with disabilities, and to make suggestions where and what we need to adjust," he noted.
This issue will be discussed at a Government’s meeting on December 14 that is to be attended by President of the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine Valerii Sushkevich and local representatives.
"I wish we could before 14 December address these issues comprehensively, what we should do for the disabled to make their life changing,” said the Prime Minister. “The most important thing is not to remain unconcerned and see the world through the eyes of those people who need special care".
Volodymyr Groysman noted that December 3 is the International Day of People with Disabilities.
However, the needs of the disabled people must be kept in mind not only on the 3 December, it is crucial to do our utmost to make their life as convenient as possible, for example, to provide with available and reliable transport, safe sidewalks, available medical services, convenient infrastructure, said the Prime Minister.
"The care of people with disabilities is an indicator of the maturity of any nation, any state", he stressed.