We celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities #aday4all

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December 3 marks the 23rd UN International Day of People with Disabilities.

This years theme is Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, which draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

The annual theme provides a frame for considering how people with disability are excluded from society by promoting the removal of all types of barriers; including those relating to the physical environment, information and communications technology (ICT), or attitudinal barriers.

Using #aday4all hashtag, people everywhere have shared stories, videos, information, photos or personal reflections about embracing disability as part of our human diversity. Each day, more people around the world embrace diversity, not only as a matter of rights, but also understanding diversity as one of  humanity’s biggest assets.

You can follow and get involved in Aday4all on the #ADay4All Facebook page, use the #aday4allhashtag on twitter.

Find out about how the day is being celebrated across throughout the world here and take a look at all the messages from around the world here.

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