Model and Disability Rights Activist Visits the UN

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YouTube influencer and model Jillian Mercado, a female disability rights advocate, visits the United Nations to talk about issues facing persons with disabilities, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Along the way she meets Georgi Panayotov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations, and sits down with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres for an informal chat around CRPD, the specific challenges for women and girls with disabilities worldwide, and the importance of equality in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN in Action Episode # 1586