World Handicapped Day 2022: Date, History, Significance and Theme

Publish Date: 03 Dec, 2022
World Handicapped Day 2022: Date, History, Significance and Theme

World Handicapped day which is also known as International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated globally on 3 December every year. The day is marked and celebrated to support important issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Handicapped Day is celebrated with the aim of promoting compassion, self-esteem, and support to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. People with disabilities are often counted as the world's largest minority community, in such a situation, World Handicapped Day is celebrated every year by the United Nations for the upliftment of people with disabilities.

World Handicapped Day: History

The annual observation for World Disabilities Day 2022 was announced by the United Nations in 1992 in the General Assembly Resolution. This annual observation was declared under General Assembly Resolution 47/3. Its objective is to promote the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society. Apart from this, awareness has to be raised about the status of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United Nations was adopted in 2006.

World Handicapped Day: Significance

It aims to promote the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities in all sectors of society. Also to raise awareness of the status of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. On the occasion of International Disabled Day, citizens are encouraged to treat people with disabilities appropriately, respectfully, and with dignity. Along with this, various programs are also organized on this day to promote the welfare and rights of the disabled and to make the whole world aware of it. On this occasion, an exhibition is also organized to reward the organizations working for the rights and interests of the disabled and in relation to the extraordinary performance and work done by the disabled in various fields.

World Handicapped Day 2022 Theme

The theme of the International Day of Disabled Persons for the year 2022 has been  “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world ”. It aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities through the use of innovation.

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