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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) aims to raise awareness about the rights, well-being, and inclusion of people with disabilities. The observance also seeks to mobilise support for promoting accessibility, reducing barriers, and fostering the equal participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life. In line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, this annual event seeks to ensure that no one is left behind, by integrating the needs and perspectives of people with disabilities in global policymaking, social development, and environmental protection.
Established in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, this observance has since garnered international support and relevance, including within the European Union (EU). The EU has been active in promoting disability inclusion, notably with the adoption of the European Disability Strategy for 2010-2020. This policy framework addresses key aspects such as accessibility, participation, education, employment, social protection, and international cooperation. The EU's commitment to disability rights is also reflected in its ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a binding human rights treaty that enshrines non-discrimination, inclusion, and equal participation of persons with disabilities.
Across the European Union, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed through various events, campaigns, and initiatives organized by governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector. These activities aim to promote a better understanding of disability issues and showcase the skills, achievements, and contributions of persons with disabilities. They also serve as platforms for exchanging ideas and good practices, thus fostering dialogue and cooperation among stakeholders. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated globally on 3rd December and is an important opportunity to engage EU citizens in promoting a more just, inclusive, and equitable society for all.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: international Day of Persons with Disabilities idpwd.org: International Day of Persons with Disabilities Theme 2021