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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 observed across the world

Dec 3, 2016 14:14 IST

3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2016 was observed across the world on 3 December 2016. The theme for the day was Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want.

In 2016, the goal of the IDPD is assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and SDGs. The day also looks forward for laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities.

The observance of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD. The CRPD is one of the most quickly and widely ratified international treaties put forth by the United Nations till now.

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About International Day of Persons with Disabilities

  • The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992.
  • The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of specially-abled persons.
  • The Day also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
  • Until 2007, it was originally called the International Day of Disabled Persons.

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