International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day celebrated internationally on 3 December each year.

International Day of People with Disability

IDPwD was established in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly to promote awareness of disability issues and the abilities of people with disability. It is celebrated worldwide on 3 December each year.

The day is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people with disability and aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disability, by engaging disability organisations, people with disability, businesses, governments and communities in a range of activities.

International Day of People with Disability website

The IDPwD website provides background information on IDPwD and support resources for planning IDPwD events, as well as information on frequently asked questions and useful links on disability information.

Community groups, schools, workplaces, businesses, local councils and individuals are encouraged to register their events on the IDPwD website. There is also an online event calendar that allows people to find out what IDPwD celebrations are happening in their area.

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