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World Handicap Day / World Disabled Day

International day of disabled persons was started celebrating internationally on 3rd of December every year and promoted as an international observance by the United Nations from 1992. The day was greatly emphasized to celebrate it yearly in order to promote the awareness about the people with disabilities as well as to encourage them by implementing a lot of assistance in their real life to enhance their way of life and remove the social stigma towards them. Since 1992, it has been celebrated continuously every year till this year with a lot of success all over the world.

United Nations has taken several steps to empower disabled persons. It is essential to inculcate confidence in disabled persons in their own abilities to lead self-dependent lives. World Disabled Day provides an opportunity to initialize action to reach the target of full and equal pleasure of human rights and contribution in society by disabled persons. UN General Assembly had launched World Program of Action for Disabled Persons in the year 1982. UN seeks equal rights for all humans irrespective of their religions, caste, economic conditions and physical abilities. Social justice demands identical fundamental human rights to all the persons. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, each person has “the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”

 

Sat Dec 3 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities United Nations observance
Sun Dec 3 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities United Nations observance
Mon Dec 3 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities United Nations observance
Tue Dec 3 2019 International Day of Persons with Disabilities United Nations observance
Thu Dec 3 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities United Nations observance

Themes for Celebrating the International Day of Disabled Persons

The celebration of the international day of disabled persons require an effective theme in order to get implemented properly the rules and regulations in the society for the disabled person. Following themes are the year wise themes of the international day of disabled persons celebrations are listed below:

The theme of the year 1998 was the “Arts, Culture and Independent Living”.
The theme of the year 1999 was the “Accessibility for all for the new Millennium”.
The theme of the year 2000 was the “Making information technologies work for all”.
The theme of the year 2001 was the “Full participation and equality: The call for new approaches to assess progress and evaluate outcome”.
The theme of the year 2002 was the “Independent Living and Sustainable Livelihoods”.
The theme of the year 2003 was the “A Voice of our Own”.
The theme of the year 2004 was the “Nothing about Us, Without Us”.
The theme of the year 2005 was the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Action in Development”.
The theme of the year 2006 was “E-Accessibility”.
The theme of the year 2007 was the “Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities”.
The theme of the year 2008 was the “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Dignity and justice for all of us”.
The theme of the year 2009 was the “Making the MDGs Inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world”.
The theme of the year 2010 was the “Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond”.
The theme of the year 2011 was the “Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development”.
The theme of the year 2012 was the “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all”.
The theme of the year 2013 was “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”.
The theme of the year 2014 was “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”.
The theme of the year 2015 was “Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities”.

 

Research trip to CCBRT, Dar es Salaam/Tanzania, P.2349 for collecting images and stories for the CBM-Germany campaign: We are 1 Billion , September 2011 Kelvin Mosha, male, 16 years old. Cerebral Palsy caused by oxygen deficency during birth. For further information see report: TZA-11-0249.pdf *** Local Caption *** Research trip to CCBRT, Dar es Salaam/Tanzania, P.2349 for collecting images and stories for the CBM-Germany campaign: We are 1 Billion , September 2011

 

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Date:
3 December, 2018
Time:
12:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Indian Festivals
India India

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