International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD)

United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3 to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities worldwide.
 
Theme for 2016: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want
 
 
What Do People Do?
 
 
People from many countries worldwide participate in various ways to promote the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Events may include art exhibitions promoting artwork by people with disabilities. Other events take the form of protests to highlight the difficulties disabled people have in playing a full role in society.
 
 
Public Life
 
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a global observance and not a public holiday.
 
Background
 
The United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons was held from 1983 to 1992 to enable governments and organizations to implement measures to improve the life of disabled persons all over the world. On October 14, 1992, as this decade drew to a close, the UN General Assembly proclaimed December 3 as the International Day of Disabled Persons. This day was first observed on December 3, 1992. On December 18, 2007, the assembly changed the observance’s name from the “International Day of Disabled Persons” to the “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”. The new name was first used in 2008.
 
Symbols
 
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is coordinated by United Nations Enable, which works to support and promote the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. The symbol of Enable is the blue UN symbol and the word “enable”. The UN symbol consists of an azimuthal equidistant projection of the globe centered on the North Pole surrounded by olive branches. The word “enable” is written entirely in lower case letters. The letter “e” is red and the other letters are blue.
 
To learn more about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and how to commemorate it, please visit the UN enable website.

Related posts

1 June 2020

TODAY IS CHILDREN’S DAY

From a teenager's statement: "The life you thought was boring, is the life you’re hoping to get back to right...

17 June 2015

THE 20TH EAP CONGRESS. 19-21 JUNE 2015. ATHENS. GREECE.

  Alexey Y. Konovalov – PhD in Medicine, a high-level certificate psychiatrist, a narcologist, a psychotherapist, a Head of Department...

15 June 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June 2018

Around 1 in 6 older people (141 million people) experienced some form of abuse in the community during the past...

2 November 2020

The Winner of the III Biennial Film Competition DOCU-MENTAL

#Psycho Documentary, 115 min. Out of 110 submitted applications and 30 works selected for the III Biennial Film Competition DOCU-MENTAL, the best...

23 March 2017

Home where miracles live

18 June 2018

MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION

Jan A. Monsbakken, Past President of Rehabilitation International (RI) (Norway)   Jan Monsbakken, the Past President of Rehabilitation International (RI),...

15 October 2020

The Big Event for Mental Health

On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, the World Health Organization hosted, for the first time ever, a global online advocacy event...

17 January 2018

XIII WAPR WORLD CONGRESS "RECOVERY, CITIZENSHIP, HUMAN RIGHTS; REVIEWING CONSENSUS"

Source: http://wapr2018madrid.com/index.php   The World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) is organising the XIII WAPR World Congress ”Recovery, Citizenship, Human Rights; Reviewing consensus”,...

13 June 2018

Fundamental Principles in Mental Health Education

Fundamental Principles in Mental Health Education Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D., Guest-Professor at HSE, Moscow, and Sigmund Freud-Univ. (SFU) Vienna, Honorary...

5 February 2018

MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION. MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS COMMENT ON TOPICAL ISSUES. PROF. DR. FERNANDO LOLAS STEPKE

Prof. Dr. Fernando Lolas Stepke   "Education at all levels of society plays a key role in Mental Health. First,...