Countries and individuals are suffering a heavy cost from failing to include persons with disabilities, the U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities said in a new report this week. Some aid agencies also need to do more, Catalina Devandas Aguilar told Devex.

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  • Amy Lieberman

    Amy Lieberman is the U.N. Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.