The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is annually observed on 3 December to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities and to take action for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development.
This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be commemorated throughout the week of 30 November- 4 December in conjunction with the 13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The theme this year is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.
The listing below is work by the United Nations for persons with disabilities in relation to education internationally and provides related tools and resources:
- WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD): Education Rights
- UNESCO World Social Science Report. 2016 | Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World [Postcard on Consequences of inequality for persons with disabilities on page 157]
- Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopts General Comment on Article 24: Right to Inclusive Education (adopted 26 August 2016)
- Making education a reality for children with disabilities, Side-event to the 2011 High-level Segment of the substantive session of ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review, 5 July 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
- UNESCO: Education and Disability (Flagship Brochure)
- Overcoming Exclusion through Inclusive Approaches in Education Conceptual Paper by UNESCO
- Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Tools, Technology and Key Resources to Cultivate Academic Success