International Day of Persons with DisabilityA�has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world.
Theme for the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD)A� is “Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Society For All”
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. 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.
The main programme of the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the UN Headquarters in New York will include the Opening, Panel Discussions and Cultural events. Member States, civil society organizations and the private sector are welcome to organize their own events to celebrate the International Day to raise awareness and promote the rights and perspectives of persons with disabilities around the world.
On December 3, 2017 EDWIIN will join the world in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities by hosting an awareness walk and a media tour with the objectives including: raising awareness to the plight of people living with disability with special focus on women; assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) and SDGs and laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities Nigeria.