Theme

Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities”

Each year the UN announces a theme. 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.

The annual theme provides a frame for considering how people with disability are excluded from society by promoting the removal of all types of barriers; including those relating to the physical environment, information and communications technology (ICT), or attitudinal barriers. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.

Today, countries all around the world celebrate the day.

UN Themes for previous years

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