idpd-logo-revHonor the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) today.  IDPD is celebrated annually on December 3rd  across the globe, since 1992 when the United Nations first created the event.


“Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity.” — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

This year’s theme is in conjunction with the recently adapted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want. This theme highlights and supports these goals   in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

Here are some ways the United Nations suggests  to commemorate the day:

Organize: Hold forums, public discussions and information campaigns to discuss and share ways of including and empowering persons of all abilities to develop and be fully included in their local communities.

Celebrate: Plan and organize performances everywhere to celebrate the contributions made by persons with disabilities as agents of change in the communities in which they live. Celebrate persons with disabilities by creating opportunities to help realize their potential — through music, sport, academia or interpersonal skills.

Take Action: Highlight best practices. Think about making recommendations to your local political leaders, businesses, academic institutions, cultural centers and others. Work to ensure that your activity leaves a legacy and brings about lasting change.

–Abbe is Socially Sparked! @sosparkednews

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