International Disability Day know History, Aim and all Details

International Disability Day
International Disability Day
International Disability Day

International Disability Day: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a global healthcare event which observed every year on December 3rd since 1998. On international disability day many organizations, both global and local, come together to promote the rights, dignity, and well-being of people with disabilities at every level of society. It also looks to increase the awareness of the situation of the persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. The main program of the observance of International Disability Day is going to happen at the UN headquarters in New York, which will also include the opening, panel discussions, and cultural events. Also, the Member states, civil society organizations, and the private sector are welcome to conduct their own events to celebrate the International Day to raise awareness and promote the rights and perspectives of persons with disabilities around the world.

Today the world population is over 8 billion people and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 1.3 billion people approximately which is around 16 percent of the global population are disabled, with 80 percent living in developing countries, and day by day this figure is rising and owing in part to population is declining and an increase in the incidence of noncommunicable diseases. The main aim of International disability day is to promote awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.

International Disability Day History

Disability Day started in 1976 when the United Nations General Assembly made the decision that 1981 should be the international year of Disabled people. The five years between the making of that decision and the definite year of disabled persons were spent observing the hardships of the disabled, how the opportunities of the disabled can be equalized, and making sure the disabled take part fully in community life enjoying all the advantages and rights which non-disabled citizens have.

Another problem that was touched on was how world governments can go about stopping disabilities from touching people in the first place, so many talks were about the viruses and other diseases that can lead to many kinds of disability. The decade between 1983 and 1992 was later claimed as the United Nations decade of disabled persons, and during that time, all the ideas formerly created became parts of one long process that was executed in order to improve the lives of disabled persons across the world.