International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Building-Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive,
accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World.

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons
was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly
resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of
persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development,
and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities
in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Did You Know?

  • Of the one billion population of persons with disabilities, 80% live in
    developing countries.
  • An estimated 46% of older people aged 60 years and over are people
    with disabilities.
  • One in every five women is likely to experience disability in her life,
    while one in every ten children is a child with a disability.
  • Persons with disabilities in the world are among the hardest hit by

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