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UN Headquarters plans series of events on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
In the morning of December 3, to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities UN will focus on "Realizing the SDGs by, for and with persons with disabilities" and will review the progress achieved and explore ways to further empower persons with disabilities, in conjunction with the launch the Flagship Report on Disability and Development.

"The event will provide an overview of the international framework of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SDGs, in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)," stated the UN on its website.

It added that in the afternoon, the commemoration will focus on "Accessible Cities for All: Smart and Inclusive Urban Planning" as key elements to reduce inequalities and empower people to live in accessible, usable and friendly healthy environments.  Further, the good practices about inclusive urban planning to promote the participation and well-being of their citizens of all ages and abilities will be shared.

"Afterwards, the event will discuss smart inclusive environment and how to apply information and communication technologies to provide better infrastructure, quality services in a safe accessible environment." UN website informed.

Events will be organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) on Monday 3 December 2018, in collaboration with the Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly , Ecuador, Republic of Korea, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Philippines, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, ITU, UN Women and the UN Department of Management, it is stated.

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