This Sunday, December 3, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The observance of this day was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992 through resolution 47/3. Each year IDPD seeks to “focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability.” This year’s theme is “Transformation Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Society for All.”
The main event for IDPD is being held today at the UN Headquarters in New York City and was organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with Member States, the UN system, academic institutions, civil society, organizations for people with disabilities, and the private sector. You can learn more about the celebrations, how to observe IDPD in your own town, and events happening around the world.