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United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities – International Observance
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day 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 integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called “International Day of Disabled Persons” until 2007. Each year the day focuses on a different issue.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities takes place on Dec. 3 every year
Many people in the world are living with a form of disability
Some disabilities are more immediately apparent but others are not
People with disabilities are still facing a lot of challenges