Today is International Day of Disabled Persons

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a UN day that is celebrated every year on December 3.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a UN day that is celebrated every year on  December 3.

The day is about promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities at every level of society and development, and to raise awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of political, social, economic, and cultural life. 

The theme for IDPD 2022 is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world.

The annual observance of this day began in 1992 after it was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3

In 2006, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was also adopted. It aims at working towards creating equal opportunities for persons with disabilities through the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.