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The theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) in 2023

The theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) in 2023

Since its proclamation in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly in resolution 47/3, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The observance of the IDPD aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights [...]read moreThe theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) in 2023

World Down Syndrome Day 2022

World Down Syndrome Day

Inclusion Means is the subject of World Down Syndrome Day (21 March 2022). Why ‘inclusion means’? The United Nations, in the general principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), calls for “full and effective participation and inclusion in society”. Everyone should have the same opportunities, take part in [...]read moreWorld Down Syndrome Day 2022

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Leadership and participation Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security. It is also central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind. The commitment [...]read moreInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak and Persons with Disabilities

United Nations: COVID-19 Outbreak and Persons with Disabilities Persons with disabilities generally have more health-care needs than others – both standard needs and needs linked to impairments – and are therefore more vulnerable to the impact of low quality or inaccessible health-care services than others. Compared to persons without disabilities, persons with disabilities are more [...]read moreCOVID-19 Outbreak and Persons with Disabilities

World Autism Awareness Day 2020

On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism. This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at disproportionate risk as a result of the coronavirus and its impact on [...]read moreWorld Autism Awareness Day 2020