The theme for 2016 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. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.
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.
Find out about how the day is being celebrated across throughout the world here.