Friday, December 02, 2005

World Disability Day December 3




The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme of the Day is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the General Assembly in 1982.

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 600 million disabled people worldwide, about 10% of the world population. It is also estimated that about 80% of all disabled people worldwide live in developing countries. More and more, disability is seen as a social issue, which is not only based on medical reasons. The organization Disabled Peoples International defines disability as the interaction between the person with impairment and environmental and attitudinal barriers he or she may face. Therefore the reasons for disability are always complex and can only be understood within the context of societies and cultures.

12 comments:

Adaengappa !! said...

Thanks for the post, Jeevan !

Prasanna said...

Good one Jeevan. Keep Going

Ghost Particle said...

Thanx for the Highlight Jeevan. Maybe you can put it up in the 2050 site. Very informative.

WA said...

Jeevan I always learn something new when I come to your blog. Thanks

PS: I haven't forgotten that I said I will send you the photos from Liverpool, rombha sorry been busy at work. Promise to upload the photos this weekend and will email them.

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Nice post and right 100% for the day.

MHO - Our Govt should make access to disabled persons a lot better than what exists today ( does it exist). I mean in Buses/Roads/Public places etc.

I see a lot here in the US. Special parking places, special entrances, special seats in buses and trains etc.!

Aatma said...

Nice Post Jeevan

Jeevan said...

Adengappa – it’s my pleasure, dear.

Jeevan said...

Prasanna – Thanks Friend.

Jeevan said...

GP – Sure I will put this post in 2050. You have created an excellent blog.

Jeevan said...

Angel - what every information I read, I like to share with with you friend, that is the motto of this Blog.
Its ok Friend, take your own time, it is not compel sere. U have free time upload.

Jeevan said...

Venkitu – Thanks friend. Our Indian government should also put a plan to construct Buildings, malls, Buses, Rail ect for Disable people for using wheel Chares. I have saw in Discover channel; in London many buses have ramp facilities to travel.

Jeevan said...

Aatma – Thanks a lot Friend.