The International Day of Persons with Disabilities- 3rd December

The international Day of persons with Disabilities is observed and celebrated worldwide on the 3rd of December to raise awareness on disability and the excellent ways to address with it.

It additionally seeks to increase the integration of people with disabilities in each factor of political, social, Cultural and financial life.

As per Research, Surveys and reports by World Bank 15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability. Reports shows that One-fifth population of the estimated global total experience significant disabilities.

The Day “The International Day of Persons with Disabilities” aims to spread awareness among people of the world for the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. This day is to promote the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of Cultural, political, social and economic areas of life.

The international Day of persons with Disabilities


The international Day of persons with Disabilities- History:

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international awareness day. This day is declared by the General Assembly of UN in resolution 47/3 in year 1992.

After decades of working by United Nations in the field of Disability the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted in 2006. The convention further advanced the rights disable persons in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable and other international development frameworks.

This Day was originally called “International Day of Disabled Persons” till year 2007. Every Year this Day is celebrated across the world with having focus on different issue and theme as per suggested provided by United Nations.

People with disabilities as a group experience more adverse socioeconomic outcomes than normal persons. People with disability face the challenge of lower levels of employment in the society. Keeping this important factor in mind on 2012 International Day of People with Disability, the United Kingdom government added a mandatory work for disabled people receiving welfare benefits in order to “Improve disabled peoples chances of getting work by mandatory employment”.

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International Day of Persons with disabilities 2017 Theme:

Every year the United Nations announces a theme with different issue of special people to take a look at for global Day of human beings with disabilities.

The Theme for 2017 International Day of Persons with disabilities (IDPD) declared this year by UN is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. Disability is referenced in various parts of the Sustainable development goals (SDG) with special focus in areas of Education, growth, inequality and employment.

The IDPD theme of 2017 for sustainable development covers an overarching recognition on how society can do efforts for exclusivity via the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal obstacles for human beings with disability.

The overarching precept of this theme is to “leave no one behind” and it empowers the people with incapacity to be energetic and active participants of society. It is much primarily based on transformation modifications envisaged within the 2030 agenda for Sustainable development.

This international framework ambitions can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote resilient society for all, to strengthen the resilience of human beings with incapacity by presenting full get right of entry to justice, health care services and to strengthen their representative organizations, academic institutions and the private sector need to work as a “team” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Inspiring People with Disabilities- Famous disabled persons who Achieved Success in Life

Helen Adams Keller Hellen Keller

Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind woman who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She was born on 27th of June, 1880 and died on 1st of June, 1968. She was an American author, Lectures, political activist and moreover one of the leading hands in founding American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.

John Nash was suffered with disability of Schizophrenia. He was a Renowned American Mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations.

John Nash was the only person who awarded with both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize.

Stephen William Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is having disability of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). He is a famous English Theoretical Physicist, Author and Cosmologist. He also holds the position of Director of Research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Hawking has been awarded with numerous honors and awards. In 1974 he already was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

Nicholas James VujicicNick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is a famous young Motivational speaker from Australia who born with disability of tetra-amelia syndrome. This is a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs.

He is among the seven known surviving individuals around the world who live with the syndrome.

He is a true ambassador of Young generation with disabilities in the world who Motivates all the people of the world that Man can achieve everything if he remain dedicate and devoted towards his work to leave behind any disability he has.

Inspirational Speech by Nick Vujicic ►Never Give Up‼ 2017

Muniba Mazarimuniba mazari

Muniba Mazari is a young Pakistani artist, model, activist, motivational speaker, singer, and television host. She is a true inspiration for the youth around the world.

She uses a wheelchair due to injuries sustained in a car accident at the age of 21 which makes her Pakistan’s first wheelchair-using model.

Muniba Mazari started her professional life as a content writer. She join Toni & Guy and worked with passion in ‘Woman of Substance’ campaign that makes her Asia’s first wheelchair bound model. She is a social Activist working with the schools with the aim to cater the needs of less privileged children.

“The Story of Gratitude ” by Muniba Mazari ( Inspiring speech)

Inspiring Quotes for People with Disabilities

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” –Stephen Hawking

“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.” –Martina Navratilova

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” –Francis of Assisi

“For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity, some kind of very difficult situation, that throws an interesting light on people.” –Mark Haddon

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” –Muhammad Ali

“I’m officially disabled, but I’m truly enabled because of my lack of limbs. My unique challenges have opened up unique opportunities to reach so many in need.” –Nick Vujicic

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” –Jimmy Dean
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” –Walt Whitman

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ―Helen Keller

“I choose not to place ‘DIS’, in my ability.” ― Robert M. Hensel

“Life is all about balance. Since I have only one leg, I understand that well.”― Sandy Fussell, Shaolin Tiger

“Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.” ― Unknown

“Abled does not mean enabled. Disabled does not mean less abled.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“Whether someone is useful only matters if you value people by their use.” ― Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.” – Stevie Wonder

See Also: 

World Human Rights Day

International Street Children’s Day

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