The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed annually on December 3. The IDPWD day was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. The 2020 theme: ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’.
The day is celebrated to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- United Nations Secretary-general: António Guterres.
- United Nations Headquarters: New York, United States.
- United Nations Founded: 24 October 1945.