The IPC is proud to support and celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) – a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated annually around the world on 3 December.
This important celebration aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
According to the United Nations, this year’s theme – Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality – focuses on empowering people with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day around Australia.
In addition, Australia’s National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 commits all governments to a nationwide approach aimed at improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers. The Strategy’s 10-year national framework for reform focuses on better inclusion for people with disability and seeks to create a society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.
For more information go to https://www.idpwd.com.au/