SPAIN has been awarded a top international prize for promoting the rights of its disabled citizens.
Queen Sofia accepted the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Rights Award on behalf of Spain at a ceremony at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York.
“This award serves us as a stimulus to continue making progress towards a fully egalitarian society,” Queen Sofia said.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded the Spanish royal family, the Spanish Government and its people for “the efforts of the European country towards inclusion and equality, such as last year’s adoption of a comprehensive strategy on disability”.
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