3 December

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is an opportunity for the community to make positive changes to the lives of 4 million Australians.

3 December is International Day of People with Disability, a United Nations sanctioned day that celebrates progress in breaking down barriers, opening doors, and realising an inclusive society for all.

Disability organisations, businesses, governments and the community come together at events across the country to mark the occasion and celebrate the achievements of people with disability.

The National Disability Awards at Australian Parliament House recognise outstanding work of individuals and organisations that improve the lives of people with disability.

Wearing the IDPwD ribbon, joining an online conversation, nominating someone for a National Disability Award, or attending or hosting an event are some of the ways you can get involved.

You can keep up to date with email notifications by subscribing to the e-news from the Home page of this website.

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Promotional products

A range of promotional products and supporting material are available each year. Keep an eye out for 2016 IDPwD promotional products to help you plan for your event.

Each year the UN announces a theme to help celebrate IDPwD. The theme for 2015 was: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities.

There were also three sub-themes in 2015:

  • Making cities inclusive and accessible for all
  • Improving disability data and statistics
  • Including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development.

Find out more about IDPwD themes by visiting our UN theme page.

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