Why celebrate International Days?
International days are occasions to
- educate the public on issues of concern,
- to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems, and
- to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.
The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD)
“The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. 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”. (UN)
For more information go to the UN site