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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Things to know on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. Today, the world population is over 7 billion people. More than one billion people, or…

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has stated that the Government of Pakistan is committed to promote an understanding of disability issues, mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of Persons with Disabilities. “A barrier free inclusive society is vital to the success of any democratic process”, the Prime Minister said in his message on the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons. The Prime Minister said that in today’s competitively driven economy, every Pakistani has to work hard for the…