Folic Acid fortification mapBrussels 16 December 2015 // Nigeria, which has had mandatory wheat flour fortification legislation in place since 2002, is now adding folic acid to Fortification Standard. Folic acid is a B vitamin known for preventing serious or fatal birth defects of the spine and brain called neural tube defects (NTDs).

FRA Report on violence against children with disabilitiesBrussels 9 December 2015 // On the occasion of the European Day of Persons with Disability, the European Agency for Fundamental rights (FRA) presented the latest report on violence against children entitled “Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the European Union”, which examines the forms, causes and settings of violence against children with disabilities and suggests steps to tackle it.


Conference Leave no-one behind, European Day Persons with DisabilitiesBrussels 4 December 2015 // On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2015, the European Commission hosted with the European Disability Forum (EDF), the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), CONCORD, CBM, Disabled People's Organisations Denmark (DPOD), Handicap International and Light for the World, the conference entitled “Leave no one behind: Tackling inequalities of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

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