Celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

When, local time: 
Monday, 4 December 2017 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Secretariat Meeting
Contact: 
Marie-Christine Botte (Email: mc.botte@unesco.org)

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The objective of this day is 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.
According to the Organisation’s strategic objective to build a sustainable and resilient society for all citizens, UNESCO promotes International Day of Persons with Disabilities and celebrates the extraordinary potential of persons with disabilities. The celebration programme will include keynote speeches and a round table discussion, followed by a theatrical performance and cultural event of the UNESCO Artist for Peace.