KARACHI (UBL): Pakistan’s United Bank Limited (UBL) has given a very beautiful message through their calendar 2023 by featuring stories of 12 different Pakistani artists with unique abilities.
UBL Maintains: “Advocating for arts and artists is a journey we embarked on years ago.
“Today, empowered by a strong belief in the cultural diversity of Pakistan and a robust Environmental, Social & Governance agenda, we enable the creative spirit of our nation.
“As we step into 2023, through this calendar, we pay homage to physically and intellectually differently-abled artists and …
“…honor their will to tear aside labels and boundaries, their determination to create and inspire, their grit to achieve greatness and their talent to shine through.
“Their tenacity inspires us, and we proudly share with them the spirit of progress, innovation and determination in which we are all united.”
It is the need of the hour that corporate sector promote social inclusion and create space for differently abled person.
Strategies should be adopted that increase ownership and responsibility for people with disabilities.
It creates unanticipated increases in productivity, health, well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence.
A diverse workforce, inclusive of people with disabilities, is seen by many as important.
Some companies also engage in developing products and services for people with disabilities, their families and friends.
And, as companies engage with communities in which they work, many pay specific attention to disabled persons.
Enshrined in the 2030 Agenda is the principle that every person should reap the benefits of prosperity and enjoy minimum standards of well-being.
This is captured in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are aimed at freeing all nations and people and all segments of society from poverty and hunger and to ensure, among other things, healthy lives and access to education, modern energy and information.
Recognizing that these goals are difficult to achieve without making institutions work for those who are deepest in poverty and most vulnerable…the
Agenda embraces broad targets aimed at promoting the rule of law, ensuring equal access to justice and broadly fostering inclusive and participatory decision-making.
These goals and targets, when effectively translated into action and properly benchmarked, represent essential elements of social inclusion processes.
However, social inclusion encompasses a broader set of concerns than those reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals.(UN)
Social inclusion is important for a person’s dignity, security and opportunity to lead a better life.
It has been proven over and over again how important it is to support individuals to feel connected and valued within society and address any form of social exclusion people are experiencing every day.