International Day of Persons with Disability - 3rd December
International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations observance day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
IDPwD brings together individuals, businesses, community organisations, and governments from every corner of the world to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.
In 1992, at the conclusion of the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons (1983-1992), the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Persons with Disability.
Each year the UN announces a theme for the day that is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights, and participation in society by people with disability. The theme for 2011 is: “Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development”.