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The International Day of Persons with Disabilities and world disabled day.

Updated: Dec 12, 2022




The International Day of Persons with Disabilities and world disabled day.

is the day is about promoting the rights and well being of persons with disabilities at every level of society and development.


And to raise awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of political, social, economic, and cultural life.

WHO joins the UN in observing this day each year, reinforcing the importance of securing the rights of people with disabilities.


so they can participate fully, equally and effectively in society with others, and face no barriers in all aspects of their lives.


The International Day of Persons with Disabilities and world disabled day.


In 1992, one year before the close of that decade, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.


Why celebrated on 3rd December?

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/47/3 on 14th October 1992 and declared December 3 of every year as International Day of Disabled Persons.


The 1st observance of International Day of Disabled Persons was on 3rd December 1992.


World Disabled Day is dedicated to the disabled people. Every year, day falls on 3 December.


What's the world disability day?

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated to encourage increased assimilation of persons with disabilities in the socio political, economic and cultural aspects of life.



What's world Disabled day?

International Day of Persons with Disabilities. International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed every year on 3 December.


What's theme of world Disabled day?

The theme for this year is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development, the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world.”


International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet.


What's the history of International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

The United Nations declared the year 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP).


This plan of action emphasized equal opportunities, rehabilitation, and prevention of disabilities.


A significant outcome of the IYDP was the World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons. The UN adopted the programme in 1982.


Additionally, the UN declared the years 1983 through 1993 the International Decade of Disabled Persons. In 1992, one year before the close of that decade, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.



What was the interconnected crises facing humanity?

The complex and interconnected crises facing humanity today, including the shocks resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic.


The war in Ukraine and other countries, a tipping point in climate change, all pose humanitarian challenges of an unprecedented nature, as well as threats to the global economy.


Most often, in moments of crisis, people in vulnerable situations such as persons with disabilities are the most excluded and left behind.


In line with the central premise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind”, it is crucial for governments, public and private sectors to collaboratively find innovative solutions for and with persons with disabilities to make the world a more accessible and equitable place.





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