International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Monday 3 December 2018
We celebrate with disabled people in New Zealand, all other New Zealanders and disabled people and colleagues across the globe.
While celebrating the day we also accept the challenge to continue to work across government and with disabled people to enable full inclusion, participation and equitable opportunity for disabled people in Aotearoa and renew our commitment to advancing that aim.
About the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities - IDPD
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world.
The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. This theme focuses on the empowering persons with disabilities for the inclusive, equitable and sustainable development envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Find out more about the UN’s IDPD at
The Minister for Disability Issues made an announcement launching an Accessibility Guide for government agencies
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