International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. Celebrated on 3 december around the world, IDPD mobilizes support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities, promotes awareness-raising about disability issues and draws attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to support IDPD by collaborating with organizations for people with disabilities to arrange events and activities.
Message on behalf of UNESCO’s Director-General - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2020, on behalf of UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay, Xing Qu, Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, shares a message of support for persons with disabilities around the world.