International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2009

Caring Community

A constituent e-mailed to note that the calendar that I have used to post information about important cultural and social dates has missed that December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  More information can be found here.

“The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme of the Day is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by General Assembly in 1982.  The official title of the Day was changed from International Day of Disabled Persons to International Day of Persons with Disabilities by General Assembly resolution 62/127 on 18 December 2007.”

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One Comment on “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”

  1. Alexandra Barlow Says:

    Hi Mayor Farbridge,

    I was hoping to see a post today regarding the upcoming decision of the City on the University of Guelph Bus Pass. It would be most helpful if you could post the City’s position on this and discuss how U of G student input was incorporated.

    Alex Barlow

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