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Raising awareness on challenges disabled face during crisis

Updated: Mar 24, 2021


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The theme emphasizes the importance of strengthening collective efforts for universal access to essential services. PHOTO: ImageCollab

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December aims to raise awareness on challenges faced by people with disabilities during periods of crisis. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a week-long programme from 25 November to 3 December.


This year’s theme is ‘Building back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities and focuses on not leaving behind people with disabilities in times of crisis. The theme emphasizes the importance of strengthening collective efforts for universal access to essential services.


These include immediate health and social protection, education, digital infrastructure, accessible information, employment and other so