December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, 1992, the United Nations began the annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) in an effort to promote the well-being of people with disabilities and their equal access to opportunity and independence on a global level. Typically held at the UN Headquarters in New York, the annual IDPD agenda is centered around a common theme and includes multiple days of programmes, seminars and cultural events from world leaders and organizations. This year’s theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.” For further information on this year’s event, see our full list of IDPD resources below.

Summit for Democracy Side Event: Disability-Inclusive Democracy in Action: Opportunities and Challenges

Session 1: Exercising the Right to Vote

Session 2: Political Leadership

Session 3: Disability-Inclusive Civic Engagement