UNESCO’s Story for Development celebrates persons with disabilities’ achievements

Supported by the Nippon Foundation, UNESCO’s Story for Development is an online platform dedicated to the inspiring stories of person with disabilities around the world. The platform identifies and creates an online registry of persons with disabilities’ success stories and their impact in the political, economic, academic and social spheres in their respective communities.
UNESCO is renewing its call for submission of stories reflecting the lives of persons with disabilities around the world on its dedicated platform, Story for Development. Testimonies of persons with disabilities are celebrating their incredible achievements that spans all walks of life; from sports to music and disaster reduction and tells us how accessibility and inclusion are indispensable to sustainable development and social progress.

Supported by the Nippon Foundation, Story for Development is the first platform dedicated to successful persons with disabilities around the world, located through self-identification and recommendations of different stakeholders. It brings together an interactive collection of stories submitted by persons with disabilities, with links to their written words, audio-files and videos. We invite all persons with disabilities to share their stories, not only to inspire those who are in a similar position or face similar obstacles, but also to make their voices heard by wider audiences and actors working in the public and private spheres globally.

Toshiya Kakiuchi, a Japanese entrepreneur with a physical disability, recounts his success in the business world on Story for Development – a project that he developed during his time as a student, now expanded nationwide to universities in Japan.


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