World Report on Disability


The first ever World Report on Disability produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World Bank was launched at UN Headquarters on 9 June 2011.

The report reviews evidence about the global situation of persons with disabilities and offers directions for policy and practice to address exclusion. It contains chapters on health; rehabilitation; assistance and support; enabling environments; education; and employment. Importantly, the report also includes the first new disability prevalence estimates since the 1970s and makes the case for better data collection.

This pioneering report aims to  make a significant contribution to implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by  demonstrating how removing barriers, investing in rehabilitation and more accessible environments can enable millions of persons with disabilities to participate in education, employment and society. 

Find out more about the World Report on Disability here.

Download the summary report in PDF format from the right-hand panel.

General Information

Submitted by: Francesca Casciato
Author(s): World Health Organization - World Bank
Publisher: World Health Organization - World Bank
LHAC Languages: EN