International Day of Disabled Persons


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Disabled Persons, International Day of

December 3
The years 1983-92 marked the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons, a period during which great strides were made in raising awareness and enacting laws to improve the situation of individuals with disabilities. At the conclusion of this 10-year observance, December 3 was proclaimed the International Day of Disabled Persons. The U.N. General Assembly appealed to its members to observe this day with activities and events designed to promote the advantages of integrating disabled persons into every area of social, economic, and political life.
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The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, December 3, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
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A barrier free inclusive society is vital to the success of any democratic process", the Prime Minister said in his message on the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons observed every year on December 3.
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Fehmida said that International Day of Disabled Persons aims to promote an understanding on disability issues and mobilize support for the wellbeing of persons with disabilities.

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