International Day of Persons With Disabilities

3rd December 2021

“Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security. It is also central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind. The commitment to realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is not only a matter of justice; it is an investment in a common future.

The global crisis of COVID-19 is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing the extent of exclusion and highlighting that work on disability inclusion is imperative. People with disabilities—one billion people— are one of the most excluded groups in our society and are among the hardest hit in this crisis in terms of fatalities.

Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities are less likely to access health care, education, employment and to participate in the community. An integrated approach is required to ensure that persons with disabilities are not left behind”.

International Day of Persons With Disabilities 3rd December. The image contains a qr code that takes you to the search results for resources related to International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
This is a poster on display in the Learning Centre Library, which highlights the resources available in the library. It is a selection of authors with either a physical or learning or hidden disability.