International Day of People with Disabilities (World Disabled Day)

Ian C. Langtree Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2012/12/03 - Updated: 2022/01/08
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Synopsis: International Day of People with Disability on Dec 3 is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. Around 15% of the world's population, or one billion people, live with disabilities. People are often unaware of the great number of persons living with disabilities around the world and the challenges they face. International Day of People with Disability aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Introduction

International Day of People with Disability on December 3 each year is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The day aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Main Digest

Around 15% of the world's population, or one billion people, live with disabilities. People are often unaware of the great number of persons living with disabilities around the world and the challenges they face.

Persons with disabilities, "the world's largest minority", often face barriers to participation in all aspects of society. Barriers can take a variety of forms, including those relating to the physical environment or to information and communications technology (ICT), or those resulting from legislation or policy, or from societal attitudes or discrimination. The result is that persons with disabilities do not have equal access to society or services, including education, employment, health care, transportation, political participation or justice.

International Day of People with Disability aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life.

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