The 3rd December each year marks the International Day of People with Disabilities.
Since 1992, the United Nations have promoted this day each year.
The day is to celebrate the achievements of disabled people around the world as well as to promote the rights of people with disabilities.
Around one billion people around the world experience disability of some form.
The theme for 2019 is: Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership.
This year, the focus is on including disabled people. The pledge is to ‘leave no one behind’.
The aim of the International Day of People with Disabilities is to make people aware of inequalities, as well as celebrating the achievements of people who have disabilities.