United Nations commemorates the Int'l Day of Persons with Disabilities
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This year’s objectives include assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and SDGs and laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities.
Observance of the 2016 IDPD coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD – one of the most quickly and widely ratified international treaties put forth by the United Nations to date. Events at the IDPD 2016 will emphasize efforts toward universal ratification of the CRPD, ideas for the continued advancement of the goals of the convention, and reflection on the challenges that remain toward the full realization of the CRPD’s goals.
Events for the 2016 IDPD celebration at UN Headquarters in New York City will be organised by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) in collaboration with Member States, the UN system, academic institutions, civil society, disabled persons organizations, and the private sector.
Events at UN headquarters include:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Conf Room 4)
High-Level Panel Discussion on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
1.15 to 2.30 p.m. (Conf. Room 6)
Global award for Good Practices in the Employment of Persons with Disabilities
1.15 to 2.30 p.m. (Conf. Room 8)
CRPD Mobile App (soft launch)
3.00 to 4.30 p.m. (Conf Room 12)
Disability Inclusive Development in Africa: Building Capacity for Inclusive Development
3.00 to 6.00 p.m. (Conf Room 4)
10 years of CRPD Implementation: Metrics and Global Scorecard: A Measure of Progress through a Detailed Survey of 106 States Parties organized by G3ict.
6.30 to 8.00 p.m., ECOSOC Chamber
Accessible Cities for All
3.00 to 6.00 p.m. (Conf. Room 6)
UN Enable Film Festival
Installations celebrating disability and diversity.