International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017
Theme for IDPD 2017: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
The main programme of the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the UN Headquarters in New York will include the Opening, panel discussions and cultural events. Member States, civil society organizations and the private sector are welcome to organize their own events to celebrate the International Day to raise awareness and promote the rights and perspectives of persons with disabilities around the world.
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world.
List of centres and schools of Fracarita International who celebrated this International Day of Persons with Disabilities:
Canon Triest Middle School - Lahore
Centro de Educación Básica Especial Pedro José Triest (CEPETRI) - Lima
Holy Face Rehabilitation Center for Mental Health – Tabaco City
St. Dymphna Rehabilitation Center for Mental Health - Gingoog City
Orthopedagogical Institute - Manila
Nisansala Day Services
Saint Joseph Special Education Center - Batticaloa