International Day of People with Disability 2017 promotes resilience
NDS wishes you a happy International Day of People with Disability for this Sunday, recognising and celebrating the contributions of people with disability in Australia and around the world.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) – held on 3 December – is a United Nations-sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally.
The day aims to promote the human rights of people with disability and promote awareness of disability in social, political, economic and cultural life. The Australian Government has supported IDPwD since 1996.
The theme of IDPwD this year is “Transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all”. The concept behind the theme is to leave no one behind. It is based on future-focused work from the International Disability and Development Consortium’s 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.
NDS is proud to support people with disability around Australia. We are steadfastly committed to ‘leaving no one behind’ and back this cause through our advocacy – including, in 2016-17, policy and strategic achievements around the NDIS, hitting milestones with our school program projectABLE (reaching almost 2,500 students), delivering workshops through our human rights initiative Zero Tolerance, and launching the supported employment initiative BuyAbility.
In WA, NDS will host a celebratory lunch for IDPwD on Friday. This is an annual event attended by more than 500 people from across the disability sector, as well as private, corporate and government sectors.
Find out about how you can get involved in IDPwD this Sunday on the Australian IDPwD website.