As part of its activities aimed at mainstreaming the disability and accessibility issues the UN Resident Coordinator's Office jointly with DPI unit organized a screening of a documentary “Punk Syndrome” in the UN conefrence room on January 16. The film follows the Finnish punk rock band whose members all are learning disability, living with Autism and Down syndrome and opens a window to the world of the disabled.



As part of its activities aimed at mainstreaming the disability and accessibility issues the UN Resident Coordinator's Office jointly with DPI unit organized a screening of a documentary “Punk Syndrome” in the UN conefrence room on January 16.

The film follows the Finnish punk rock band whose members all are learning disability, living with Autism and Down syndrome and opens a window to the world of the disabled.

Introducing the film the organizers noted that the film showed how persons with disability could lead a normal life and called the attendees to help promote an understanding of issues faced by disabled individuals.

The event was attended by a person with disability – young woman Svetlana. Svetlana told her story and shared her concerns about the problem of isolation and exclusion of persons with disabilities which still exists in Belarusian homes for disabled persons. The participants paid tribute to the strength of her character and active life position. The screening was followed by a discussion how to organize an adequate promotion of visibility principle in the Belarusian society.