TNPSC Current Affairs GK: International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3, 2017

TNPSC Current Affairs GK: International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3, 2017
TNPSC Current Affairs GK: International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3, 2017
International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3, 2017
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed in December 3, 2017.
  • It is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. 
  • 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. 
  • It was originally called "International Day of Disabled Persons" until 2007. Each year the day focuses on a different issue.
United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons 1983–1992 
  • To provide a time frame during which Governments and organizations could implement the activities recommended in the World Programme of Action, the General Assembly proclaimed 1983–1992 the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons.
2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Theme
  • “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”

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