International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), December 3rd, 2016

The United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on December 3rd around the world since 1992.

The theme for 2016 is “Achieving Seventeen Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

This year'’s objectives include assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and SDGs as well as laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities.

The observance of the 2016 IDPD coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD, one of the quickest and widely ratified international treaties put forth by the United Nations to-date. More information is provided on the United Nations website.