International Day of Persons with Disabilities – IDPD

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, Middle East, November 28 2018


INTERNATIONAL: Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. This theme focuses on the empowering persons with disabilities for the inclusive, equitable and sustainable development envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Events for the 2018 IDPD celebration at UN Headquarters in New York will be organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) on Monday 3 December 2018, in collaboration with the Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly , Ecuador, Republic of Korea, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Philippines, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, ITU, UN Women and the UN Department of Management.

The official commemoration of the day will be held in Conference Room 4 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Concept Note (pdf)

Programme (pdf)

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