INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
3 December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).
On this Day WHO joins partners to celebrate "a day for all".
It is a day that has been promoted by the United Nations since 1992.
This theme reflects a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition.
Disability Day has been created so that we can all think about how we can create a society that is inclusive and caters to everyone’s needs.
There are many different types of disabilities, which can fall into 21 categories.
This includes mental illness, intellectual disabilities, hearing impairments, blindness, and more.
Countries need to shift towards a service delivery system rooted in the communities, reaching out and empowering people with disability.
In 2020, the UN’s theme was “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.