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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: A Day for All

An artistic intervention to the Broken Chair on the Place des Nations, Geneva, in honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.The Broken Chair on the Place des
Nations, Geneva.

This December 3, we come together to join persons with disabilities around the world in celebration of A Day for All. We take this opportunity to highlight how far we have come in recognizing persons with disabilities as just another manifestation of diversity in our communities, and to stand in support of a society that embraces that diversity, in all its forms and shapes.

There is plenty to celebrate and be proud of: since the first International December 3rd celebration in 1992, persons with disabilities have gained recognition of their rights by States across the globe, and with them, of their rightful place in society. But there is still much work ahead of us to turn those legal rights into a true revolution, in which diversity is fully embraced and lived. Therein lies one of our most precious social assets as a global community, one which can make our institutions more inclusive and democratic, and our societies more prosperous.

So let’s come together this day, to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities to our families, workplaces, schools and communities. This day let’s also reaffirm our commitment to embrace diversity in our lives. This is truly a DAY FOR ALL, to celebrate and welcome persons with disabilities as part of our wonderful human diversity.

The Organizers*

OHCHR is proud to be among the many participants of this initiative to celebrate and support the human rights of persons with disabilities, and to provide this web page as a platform for their collective outreach. Each of the following entities is involved in organizing events around A Day for All, individually and/or in collaboration with others. Please see the agenda for details.

Logo UN Special Envoy UN SG on Disability Logo SR on Disabilities Logo OHCHR
Logo ILO Logo International Telecommunication Union Logo UNESCO
Logo of the International Disabilities Alliance Logo Anti-Personnel Mine Logo International Committee of the Red Cross
Logo ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled Logo of the Handicap International  

The logos above correspond to:

* Disclaimer: OHCHR is not responsible for the content of external links. Any link on this page to a non-UN entity does not imply endorsement of that entity by OHCHR.

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