The purpose of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons is to promote effective measures for prevention of disability, rehabilitation and the realization of the goals of ''full participation'' of disabled persons in social life and development, and of ''equality''. This means opportunities equal to those of the whole population and an equal share in the improvement in living conditions resulting from social and economic development. These concepts should apply with the same scope and with the same urgency to all countries, regardless of their level of development.
The Technical Cooperation Unit together with the focal point on Disabilities known as the "Enable Programme", specialized agencies and other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, carry out technical cooperation activities in support of the implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons.
For more information about the UN work on Persons with Disabilities, please visit: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=17.