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International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD)

Why the need for IDPD?

The United Nations Department of Economic & Social Affairsthat focuses on Disability tells us that Today, the world population is over 7 billion people and more than one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability; 80 per cent live in developing countries.

How did it start?

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

What were the previous year's themes?

Every year a theme is followed.
Themes for previous years

2020: Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World.
2019: Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda
2018: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality
2017: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all
2016: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want
2015: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities
2014: Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology
2013: Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all
2012: Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all
2011: Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development
2010: Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond
2009: Making the MDGs Inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world
2008: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Dignity and justice for all of us
2007: Decent work for persons with disabilities
2006: E-Accessibility
2005: Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Action in Development
2004: Nothing about Us without Us
2003: A voice of our own
2002: Independent Living and Sustainable Livelihoods
2001: Full participation and equality: The call for new approaches to assess progress and evaluate outcome
2000: Making information technologies work for all
1999: Accessibility for all for the new Millennium
1998: Arts, Culture and Independent Living

What is this year's theme?

The theme for IDPD 2021 is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.”

How can you participate in IDPD 2021?

Everyone can join on social media by using the hashtags #IDPD | #EveryoneIncluded | #CRPD to promote this year’s IDPD.

How can you support ChildRaise ?

The ChildRaise Team urges you to add additional hashtags #ChildRaiseIDPD21#Iamin to show your support to us.

(Info Source- https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december/2021-2.html)