International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016

The theme for 2016 is Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want, which draws attention to the UN 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. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.

The Philippine Embassy in Oslo joins the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016.