New York, 3 December 2022 (TDI): The world recognizes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December. The day also aims at encouraging equality for those who are disabled in all spheres of society.

Additionally, to increase understanding of how people with disabilities are treated in political, social, economic, and cultural fields world marks this day.

History of the Day

Since the 20th century, people with disabilities have fought for acceptance of disability as a component of identity rather than a  defining trait ever since the middle of the 20th century.

The UN recognized The International Day of Disabled Persons first time in 1992. The Resolution 47/3 of the UN General Assembly established the annual observance of the day.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has further developed the rights and wellness of persons with disabilities. This convention was adopted in 2006.

Moreover, the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and other global development frameworks, such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action have helped in the implementation of these rights.

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International Day of Disabled Persons 2022

This day raises a different concern relating to the rights of people with disabilities every year. “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equal world” is the day’s theme this year.

Furthermore, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2022 will cover the above theme in three different interactive dialogues.

First is Innovation for disability-inclusive development in employment (SDG8). This will cover the connections between employment, knowledge, and skills needed to find a job in a cutting-edge, quickly evolving technology environment for everyone.

The second is Innovation for disability-inclusive development in reducing inequality (SDG10). It will include new ideas, tools, and best practices to lessen disparities in the public and commercial sectors.

Last is Innovation for disability-inclusive development: sport as an exemplar case. It will discuss all the aspects. These include sports, employment, and equality.