International Day of the Disabled: Events
The role of the United Nations
Unfortunately, most disabled people stillfaces problems that impede their full participation in public life, which forces them to be practically isolated from society. In developing countries, people with disabilities often lack basic human rights for food, medical care, education, employment and reproductive health. In this regard, the UN activities are aimed at ensuring the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities: to participate in political, civil, social, economic and cultural life on an equal footing with other citizens of the state.
How to spend the International Day of the Disabled
To ensure that attention is focused onnon-traditional and stimulating measures aimed at the implementation of international standards and norms concerning persons with disabilities, both governmental and non-governmental organizations with mandatory participation of the private sector are involved in the Day of the Disabled. The main activities can be discussions, forums and information campaigns on the eve and directly on the International Day of Disabled Persons. Events of solemn nature can be planned and organized in different places. Basically, they are aimed at demonstrating and emphasizing the contribution of disabled people to public life.
As part of this Day,is focused, among other things, on practical measures that will improve the effectiveness of compliance with norms and standards for people with disabilities.
A particularly important contribution can be made by the media, whichassist in organizing the International Day of the Disabled with the maximum informatization of all population groups. But, as a rule, the mass media inform us about this problem year-round, covering the most burning issues and ways to solve them. For example, on International Day of Disabled Persons of 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the opening of a UN accessibility center at its headquarters, which speaks of one more step towards a people with disabilities.