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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017 observed globally

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992. Considering the plight of disabled, the United Nation adopted 'Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' in 2006. In total, 160 countries have signed the convention.

Dec 3, 2017 08:37 IST
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3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

2017 Theme: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all


The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed across the world on 3 December 2017 with the theme ' Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all'.

The Day aims to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. It also aims to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life, be it political, social, economic or cultural.

Some Facts and Figures regarding Persons with Disabilities

• Out of 7 billion world population, over 1 billion people in the world have some form of disability. It's like 1 in every 7 people is disabled.
• More than 100 million disabled persons are children.
• Children with disabilities are four times more likely to experience violence than non-disabled children.
• 80 per cent of all people with disabilities live in a developing country.
• 50 per cent of disabled persons cannot afford health care

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Background
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992.

Considering the plight of disabled, the United Nation adopted 'Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' in 2006. In total, 160 countries have signed the convention.

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