International Day of Disabled Persons Dec 3 ’07

Posted on 23 October 2007. Filed under: Announcements, Employment, Events and Conferences, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Each year, organizations representing disabled people use the International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3 to educate the public about disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well being of people with disabilities.

The theme for this year is “Decent work for persons with disabilities.” According to the UN Enable website on this theme, as many as 80% of people with disabilities in most countries are unemployed. Yet most disabled people could work as productively as any other citizen–if they were not blocked from employment opportunities by negative attitudes toward, and mistaken assumptions about, people with disabilities.

This year’s International Day of Disabled Persons will emphasize how to ensure decent work for people with disabilities. In the recently adopted international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD),
article 27 recognizes the rights of disabled people to work and employment on an equal basis with other people.

Themes for previous years have included “E-Accessibility” (access to information and communication technologies); “Nothing about us without us”; “Independent living and sustainable livelihoods”; and more.

All the information for this blog post were gathered from the UN Enable web site on this year’s International Day of Disabled Persons. For more information on this international event and how your organization, agency, or other entity can become involved, follow the link to:

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[…] involved in an ILO/DPI/Irish Aid regional Asia-Pacific awareness campaign to promote the UN International Day of Disabled Persons. The theme of the campaign this year is Decent Work and People with Disabilities. The campaign […]

so much for this being the international year of disabled people (dec 3rd) What about the 2000+ disable people who are about to lose their employment with remploy the so called biggest employer of disabled people!!!! I should know i’m one of them!!!

much has been talked about and chalkedout by u.n. for us but however a negligable result has come out from developing countries like india. this year world bank submitted its report for high order unemployment in respect of the disabled in india. high technology in india for us is negligable and given no priority. hindi software including indian languages is a day dream. no proper recognition to the work. associations in india think less in the field of misuse of money. government thinks and discusses about eye donation but no research on proper treatment. the rate of unemployment in india is of great concern. everything streams through political stage where every catagory has its representation except the disabled. there is misuse of public money in most of the developing countries in respect of disability issues. there is a need to establish such task force through whose efforts u.n. policies are properly implimented in india and other developing countries.

i’m a disabled person ,working in A Middle school@Dhar in M.P.INDIA.i have not been given full charge of d school on d ground of disability.


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