International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations (UN) observed day recognised on 3 December each year. The aim of IDPwD is to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of the 4.4 million people with disability in Australia.
The UN is an international organisation where countries come together to discuss and solve world issues. Australia is one of the founding members of the UN.
In 1992, the UN declared 3 December as International Day of Disabled Persons. Each year the UN announces a theme that gives a focus for society to remove barriers for people with disability and become more inclusive. Countries around the world recognise this day in their own way. In Australia, IDPwD is a joint effort between government, schools, organisations, community groups, businesses and individuals.
The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996. Through the Department of Social Services, it promotes and raises awareness of IDPwD on 3 December and throughout the year. IDPwD aligns with Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 and its vision for an inclusive Australian society.
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