International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva – FifteenPercent Exhibition

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Every year on 3 December, the international community comes together to raise awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities. This year, OHCHR in partnership with artist photographer, Christian Tasso, will hold an exhibition entitled “FifteenPercent” to be opened on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The event and exhibition are also supported by: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Disability and Accessibility, the International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the ICRC MoveAbility Foundation, the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit and the Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva of: Australia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Finland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand and Portugal.

The exhibition will serve as a platform to bring together civil society organizations, missions, and the UN family to celebrate diversity and promote the human rights-based approach to disability on 3 December, #ADay4All.  It is also an occasion to link this celebration with the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10 December 2018) to reflect the universal, indivisible, interrelated and interdependent nature of human rights, echoed also within the commitment of the Sustainable Development Goals to leave no one behind.

If you will be around and available, it is important to remind that you need to register to access to the UN and attend the event.

The link to register is the following: https://reg.unog.ch/event/27360/

More information, including audio descriptions in the UN languages, will also be available at the following page:

http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/FifteenPercentIDPD2018

Source: IDA CRPD Forum

Re-posted with permission

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