Each December 3rd since 1992, the United National celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This observance was first proclaimed by the UN General Assembly 26 years ago through resolution 47/3. This year’s theme is empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality,” as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda pledges to “leave no one behind”. Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote a resilient society for all, including in the context of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action, and urban development. Governments, persons with disabilities, and their representative organizations, academic institutions, and the private sector need to work as a “team” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Click here to view the events, which were organized at the UN Headquarters by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with the Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (OPGA), the Permanent Missions to the UN of Ecuador, the Republic of Korea, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UN Women and the UN Department of Management.