International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3, 2009

 

Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world

“The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3rd, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The Day provides an opportunity to mobilize action to achieve the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982.”
From Website: UN Enable- Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

For more information on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities visit
UN Enable: Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

Website: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1484

 

To find out about IDPD events happening across Canada visit the Event section on our homepage

Read recent articles in Abilities magazine:

Independent Living’s Impact on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Canada

www.abilities.ca/organizations/2009/02/20/ilc_forum_issue77/

A Call to Action: It’s

time for Canada to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of

Persons with Disabilities
http://abilities.ca/social_policy/2009/08/05/call_to_action_cprd/

 

Toronto: Mayor David Miller with recipients of 2008 Unsung Heros awards

Toronto: Mayor David Miller with recipients of 2008 Unsung Heros awards

 

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