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International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Joint event

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The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated each year on the 3rd of December, seeks to raise awareness and mobilize support for the dignity and well-being of persons with disabilities. This year, UNESCO will celebrate this Day to reaffirm that persons will disabilities should enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms. Through an event on this occasion, UNESCO will present its actions in ensuring universal access to quality education and accessibility to information and knowledge.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated each year on the 3rd of December, seeks to raise awareness and mobilize support for the dignity and well-being of persons with disabilities. Today, around 15 per cent of the world’s population is estimated to be living with some form of disability. UNESCO recognizes that the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of social life remains an enormous challenge. This year, UNESCO will celebrate this Day to reaffirm that persons will disabilities should enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms. Through an event on this occasion, UNESCO will present its actions in ensuring universal access to quality education and accessibility to information and knowledge. The event will also highlight the role of civil society in advancing the rights of people with disabilities. In addition, successful practices from the Province of Quebec, Canada in promoting inclusive education policies for students with disabilities will be showcased at the meeting. Last but not least, the event will advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities through art: a photo exhibition by blind photographers and short documentary films will be featured.


Details

Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 03.12.2012 15:00 local time
End 03.12.2012 17:30 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Kasinskaite, Irmgarda
Organizer UNESCO, Communication and Information Sector (CI/KSD/UAP) and Education Sector (ED/BLS/BAS)
Contact Kasinskaite-Buddeberg, Irmgarda (I.Kasinskaite@unesco.org); Migeon, Florence (f.migeon@unesco.org)
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
Link 1 Access for people with disabilities
Link 2 Inclusive Education
Link 3 Joint event - Agenda
Link 4

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