MoveAbility, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized an event featuring traditional dances and sports for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Ismaili Center in Dushanbe.

Several Ambassadors, country representatives, chairman of all Tajik non-governmental organizations, Disabled People’s Organizations, representative of Ministry of Health and social protection and many others attended the event.

The General Secretary of the UNDP, Achim Steiner, opened the event with a speech about the importance of the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the society. Followed by interventions from the ICRC head of mission, the chairman of Tajik disabled union and finally the representative of Ministry of Health and social protection. The event was marked by dancing and singing performances and by a martial art demonstration.