International Day of Persons with Disabilities
It is not easy to live with a certain kind of disability. It takes so much courage to overcome a particular disability. We salute to all those who fight this battle with grace every day. On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we celebrate the courage and bravery of all the specially ables people. It has been observed since 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3.
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The theme of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2019
As per the United Nations, the theme for this year is “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership”. This was adopted with the idea of keeping the sustainable development goals in mind.
This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is for the empowerment of persons with disabilities. It is to make sure there inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as anticipated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This is in order to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issue, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Disability is referenced in various parts of the SDGs and specifically in parts related to education, growth, and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and monitoring of the SDGs.
What is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Strategy?
On 11 June 2019, Secretary-General António Guterres launched the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy in line with his commitment to make the United Nations an inclusive organization for all.
The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy provides the foundation for sustainable and transformative progress on disability inclusion through all pillars of the work of the United Nations.
Through the Strategy, the United Nations system will make sure that the full and complete realization of the human rights of all persons with disabilities is a known subject matter to everyone. It is an integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
All people have different health conditions at some time in their lives. What makes the difference is that most of the time your health impairment doesn’t stop you from functioning, being included or participating in your community.
The most important part of this day celebration is to improve the understandings of people worldwide towards people with disability issues. It is also that as we get together to support them to improve their self-esteem, well-being, and rights in society. It also looks to involve all the persons with disabilities in the society in each facet of life such as political, economic, social and cultural.
That’s why it is celebrated by the title of “International Day of Disabled Persons”. Every year celebration of the international day of disabled persons focuses on the different issues of disabled persons all across the world.
Hence on this International Day of Disabled Persons, we hope and wish that no obstacle can defeat the spirit. We will strive to make sure that no man on this face of the earth is deprived of anything. Disabilities are not a way to stop you from the challenges in life. We can always see the silver lining!
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