Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities

When, local time: 
Thursday, 3 December 2015 -
10:00am to 5:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 4- International Congress
Contact: 
Marie-Christine Botte (mc.botte@unesco.org)

In line with the Organization’s strategic objective to build inclusive knowledge societies, UNESCO looks to promote International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) celebrates the extraordinary potential of persons with disabilities. The celebration programme under the theme “Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities” will include keynote speeches, a high-level discussion panel, film screenings and cultural events.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development.

The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.