Lighting Up The Library

International Day of People with Disabilities

Wednesday 3 December 2019

Loading...Tonight the facade of the Library of Birmingham will be lit up Purple to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly. The observance of the Day 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 main programme of the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the UN Headquarters in New York will include the Opening, panel discussions and cultural events.

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december.html

Article posted 3 December 2019

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