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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 observed across the world

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2016 was observed across the world on 3 December 2016.
●    In 2016, the goal of the IDPD is assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and SDGs. 
●    The observance of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD. 
●    The CRPD is one of the most quickly and widely ratified international treaties put forth by the United Nations till now.
●    About International Day of Persons with Disabilities
●    The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992.
●    The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of specially-abled persons.
●    The Day also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
●    Until 2007, it was originally called the International Day of Disabled Persons.


 

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