United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

14 October 1992


                                        37th plenary meeting
                                        14 October 1992
                 International Day of Disabled Persons
     The General Assembly,
     Considering that the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons has been a
period of awareness-raising and of action-oriented measures aimed at the
continued improvement of the situation of persons with disabilities and the
equalization of opportunities for them,
     Aware of the need for more vigorous and broader action and measures at
all levels to fulfil the objectives of the Decade and the World Programme of
Action concerning Disabled Persons,
     Noting the importance of developing and carrying out concrete long-term
strategies for full implementation of the World Programme of Action beyond the
Decade, with the aim of achieving a society for all by the year 2010,
     Welcoming the ministerial meeting on persons with disabilities hosted by
the Government of Canada at Montreal on 8 and 9 October 1992,
     Noting with appreciation the high-level participation in its plenary
meetings on 12 and 13 October 1992, marking the conclusion of the Decade,
     1.   Invites all Member States and organizations concerned to intensify
their efforts aimed at sustained effective action with a view to improving the
situation of persons with disabilities;
     2.   Proclaims 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons;
     3.   Urges Governments, as well as national, regional and international
organizations, to extend their full cooperation in observing the International
Day of Disabled Persons.