Let’s celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities!
Proclaimed by the UN in 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated every year on December 3.
It aims to promote the rights and welfare of people with disabilities, and to focus on their presence in the political, social, economic and cultural life of member countries.
In this direction also goes the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted in 2006, which reaffirmed the principle of equality and the need to ensure their full and effective participation in the political, social, economic and cultural spheres.
A key event within the 2030 Agenda, the action program signed by 195 UN countries for Sustainable Development, which also aims to "leave no one behind" and recognizes the empowerment of people with disabilities among the 17 goals for sustainable development of the United Nations.
The theme chosen for this year is "Rebuilding Better: Towards a Post-Covid-19 Disability Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable World." The need to work on the social inclusion of people with disabilities has never been more imperative than in this 2020, in which the health emergency dictated by the pandemic has further exacerbated pre-existing inequalities.
And under this theme, the UN has launched a busy schedule of online events from November 25, 2020 to December 3 to celebrate this day.
All the initiatives of the day can be consulted here
We at SMART project are also celebrating this very important day, reminding everyone that museums are common goods and as such they must be accessible and usable by all! Discover how we do it in SMART!
Visit the dedicated page on our website and follow us on our Facebook page!
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020