Every year on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is commemorated with the goal of promoting these individuals' rights and well-being as well as raising public awareness of the issues that these people face. In 1992, the UN General Assembly declared the day to be observed.
The Official Day of Persons with Disabilities was first observed in 1992, after the adoption of Resolution 47/3 by the UN General Assembly designating it as an international holiday.
IDPD's 2022 theme is "Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fostering an open and equitable society." More than 1 billion people, or almost 12.5% of the world's population, live with some sort of disability, according to figures provided by the UN, and the majority of them (80%) live in developing nations. The world population is over 8 billion people.
Disability inclusion is urgently needed, and today is to encourage these specially-abled, or persons with a disability, to fight for the respect and rights they are due.
The day is important because it draws attention to the discrimination, lack of understanding, and unequal opportunities that people with disabilities face every day. Around the world, panel discussions and cultural gatherings are held to advance their rights and viewpoints.
A virtual meeting with a sustainable development goals-focused theme will be held on December 5 from 9 am to 12 pm, New York Time. With the use of assistive technology for those with disabilities, these conversations will touch on issues such as how information, skills, and career possibilities may be best utilised for inclusive growth.
Additionally, topics like how prejudice and inequality in society might be reduced or eliminated for individuals with disabilities will be covered. According to sources, the conversation will also include how the sports industry can solve the aforementioned problems in order to promote inclusive and sustainable development.