International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated in the USA on December 3rd. The date is dedicated to people with disabilities and its goal is to help them, to improve their standard of living, and to do everything for a comfortable stay in society. Join the movement!
The holiday was founded by the United Nations in 1992. Every year, the movement does a tremendous job to save people with disabilities from various problems. According to estimates, approximately 15% of the world population has some type of disability. This is a very large number! It is important to involve people with disabilities in daily activities by opening up the necessary resources for them, in order to ensure that they do not feel inferior to others and get the same out of life as people without disabilities.
- Of the 1 billion people with disabilities in the world, about 120 million have severe functional limitations.
- People with disabilities are more susceptible to COVID-19.
- About half of people over the age of 60 have some type of disability.
How to take part
Various events are held around the world each year in celebration of the holiday, and everyone can participate! Find out about events in your area. You can also help someone who needs it by becoming a volunteer and doing good deeds. Consider making donations to foundations actively involved in the field, or organize your own gathering for a person with a disability and attract others. Lastly, you can share information about the holiday on social networks!
When is International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrated in 2023?
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on December 3 each year.