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10th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

New York
03 December, 2016

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The theme for this yearĺs International Day is ôAchieving 17 Goals for the Future We Wantö. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. This yearĺs objectives include assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and SDGs and laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities.

Observance of the 2016 IDPD coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD ľ one of the most quickly and widely ratified international treaties put forth by the United Nations to date.

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