International Day of Persons with Disabilities


The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated on 3rd December every year to raise awareness and promote the rights of people with disabilities in all aspects of political, social, economic, and cultural life.

The annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities started in 1992 after the United Nations General Assembly decided it as a resolution. United Nations also adopted the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2006. United Nations intends to create equal opportunities for people with disabilities with the help of Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

WHO has joined United Nations in observing 3rd December as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with the vision to secure the rights of people with disabilities such that they can participate freely and entirely in all aspects of their lives. Further, the WHO organizes an annual IPDP, an annual event to spread awareness among the public related to this day.

The agenda of UN-SDGs is holistic development which implies leaving no one behind. This is because, in times of crisis, people in vulnerable situations, such as those with disabilities, are often left behind. This can be achieved when we realize and understand the human rights of people with disabilities as a joint investment for the future.

United Nations believe that it is the joint responsibility of the governments and public and private sectors to collaborate and work towards finding innovative solutions for persons with disabilities such that they get full access to all the resources.

The global observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2022 will be focused on the aim and objective of innovation and transformation in the development process and account for an inclusive approach related to the below-mentioned agendas:

Inclusive Approach to Employment

This approach is focused on linking the employment, knowledge, and skill set needed to apply for jobs in this rapidly changing technological landscape.

Inclusiveness in Inequality

We are innovating the workspace in both the private and public sectors to create more inclusive jobs and reduce inequalities, thereby promoting diversity in the workplace.

Inclusiveness in Development

This implies creating areas such as sports, employment, and equity wherein all the aspects of development are adhered to.

Disclaimer: This blog has been written after performing in-depth secondary research related to the topic from various articles, blogs, and journals such as United Nations Journals and with the idea of creating awareness about the IDPD.


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