Every year on the 3rd of December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated worldwide. Making up of 15% of the global population, it is obvious that without actively including persons with disabilities, global development programs will not reach a large part of the global citizens.
This year on the 3rd of December, the global community will kick-off an action-filled course towards an inclusive society, embracing all human beings. This launch comes with long awaited Tool for Action and Change”.
“All of us suffer when communities are divided; just as all of us benefit when communities are united”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
“To turn these commitments into reality on the ground, stakeholders must implement more ambitious disability-inclusive national development strategies and efforts,” said UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo as he addressed the meeting. “DESA stands ready to provide cooperation and partnership to Members States and other stakeholders in the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of inclusive and sustainable development policies and programmes, towards 2015 and beyond,” Mr. Wu added.