International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme is “Making the MDGs Inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world.”

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The Day provides an opportunity to mobilize action to achieve the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982.

You may be flat out with so many tasks (including visiting your steam cleaners) but it may be worth your while to click here to get further information on how to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities in your locality.

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