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Celebrating people of all abilities – IDPD December 3

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For more information on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD): http://www.un.org/disabilities/defaul…

More than one billion people around the globe live with some form of disability. Many face barriers and discrimination every day. Their abilities are overlooked and their potential underestimated. To change this, the United Nations is working side by side with governments, international organizations, and civil society.

On 3 December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated worldwide to promote awareness and mobilize support on critical issues to ensure that persons with disabilities are included in society and development.

This year, the theme is “Break Barriers, Open Doors; for an inclusive society and development for all,” and various activities will take place to underscore the importance of this theme. A theatrical performance, a film screening, and several panel discussions will highlight various aspects of life with disabilities and ways to promote participation and accessibility.

Help the United Nations break barriers and open doors. Join us to include, organize, celebrate and take action for a better world, involving people from all walks of life!

Show support of IDPD via Thunderclap (until 3 December 2013):
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/5…

Read the feature story in the December issue of DESA News:
http://www.un.org/en/development/desa…

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