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International Day of People with Disability

First proclaimed by the United Nations in 1992, the International Day of People with Disability aims to increase public awareness and acceptance of people with a disability and to promote their rights and well-being.

This year’s theme ‘Promoting the participation of person with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’ focuses on empowerment, inclusivity, equitability and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

The Office of the Public Guardian celebrates the International Day of People with Disability and encourages all Territorians to raise awareness of the important role people with a disability play in our community. Challenging the stigmas associated with disability promotes an environment of inclusivity and acceptance.

The Public Guardian provides support and advocacy to over 600 Territorians with a cognitive disability and their supporters.

For more information or tips on planning an event, visit WWW.idpwd.com.au for helpful hints and events in your area.