AAP Celebrates International Day of People with Disability
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
On December 3, 2013, the World will be observing the International Day
of Persons with Disabilities. The International Day of Persons with
Disabilities (IDPwD) was established in 1992 by the United Nations
General Assembly to promote awareness of disability issues and the
abilities of people with disability.
It is observed worldwide on December 3 each year. This year’s theme is: "Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society for all."
Observance of the day provides opportunities for participation by all
stakeholders - governments, the United Nations system, civil society,
and organizations of persons with disabilities - to focus on issues
related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development,
both as beneficiaries and agents
ORGANIZE: Hold forums, discussions and information campaigns in
support of the theme to find innovative ways and means by which persons
with disabilities can become a ham including the arrangements of special
programs and licensing mechanism.
CELEBRATE: Plan or participate in public events to show the
contributions made disabled amateurs as agents of change and development
in the communities in which they live.
TAKE ACTION: A major focus of the Day is practical action to
mainstream disability in all aspects of development, as well as to
further the participation of persons with disabilities in social life
and development on the basis of equality.
Highlight progress and obstacles in implementing disability-sensitive
amateur related policies, as well as promote public awareness of
barriers to the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in their
Please click the link below to access the full commentary by Joel A. DeLisa, MD, MS entitiled:
December 3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities: An Opportunity to Advocate for Equal Opportunities
To participate in the celebration of IDPwD visit the Get
involved page on the IDPwD website.
Like the IDPwD Facebook page.
Visit UN Enable.
Check out IDPwD Events Around the World - a showcase of ideas to celebrate IDPwD to inform and inspire others to do the same.
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