December 3 – International Day of People with Disability (International Day of Disabled Persons)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2012.

Theme: Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all

International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesInternational Day of People with Disability (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called “International Day of Disabled Persons“. International Year of Disabled Persons: 1981. International Decade of Disabled Persons ran from 1983 to 1993.

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