The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was promoted by United Nations in 1992 and is observed on December 3 every year. The day raises awareness to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also highlights the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects that affect people with disabilities worldwide.
Every year, World Health Organization, in its annual IDPD event, raises awareness, educates the public and advocates for political will, policies and resources towards persons with disabilities. (1)
A disability is a permanent injury, illness, or physical or mental condition that restricts how someone can live their life. It can have social, emotional and financial impacts on the person. Out of the 1 billion population of persons present with disabilities, 80% live in developing countries. Of these, 46% are persons with disabilities over 60 years of age. One in every five women may experience disability in her life, and one in every ten children may be disabled. Persons with disabilities were hit the hardest with COVID- 19. Disability is a core agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 so that ‘No One is Left Behind’. (2)
Addressing Disability Rights
These thought-provoking facts give way to a commitment to adopt an integrated approach for persons with disabilities, which prioritizes inclusiveness. The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy will lead an inclusive and sustainable approach to include persons with disabilities towards human rights for all. It contains a disability-inclusive COVID19 response and recovery.
The theme for IPDP 2021 is Leadership and Participation of persons with disabilities towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post- COVID 19 world. Disability inclusion will be an essential agenda in the policymaking and management of health systems.
Opportunities and services to disabled persons will be facilitated as assistance with daily life, community transport, support coordination and support workers, mainstream opportunities, free advocacy services and others; to enhance the social building blocks for a more inclusive post-pandemic society. (3)
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