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International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed on 3 December

Dec 3, 2014 18:31 IST

3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was observed across the world on 3 December 2014. The theme - sustainable development: the promise of technology, with the aim of improving technology and making it more widely available to those living with disabilities.

The day will work to harness the power of technology to promote inclusion and accessibility to help realize the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society and shape the future of sustainable development for all.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities will focus on the role of technology in:
• Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Responses
• Creating Enabling Working Environments
• Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals

As a part of observation, Events like art exhibitions promoting artwork by people with disabilities and other events like protests to highlight the difficulties disabled people have in playing a full role in society.

About International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution in 1992. The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

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.


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