The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 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 derived from integrating persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. It’s time to take action!
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. Since its proclamation the IDPD has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world.
The United Nations theme for IDPD 2023 is ‘United in action to rescue and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with and by persons with disabilities.’
This day highlights the importance of inclusivity, accessibility, and equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
The day is also intended to raise awareness about the challenges faced by persons with disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in all aspects of society. It serves as a platform to advocate for the rights and dignity of individuals with disabilities and also take time to recognize their achievements in the workforce and renew our commitment to building an inclusive and accessible future for all.
This observance serves as a reminder of the ongoing need to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a world where individuals with disabilities can fully participate and thrive.
On this day, we celebrate the work being done on improving access to higher education for young people with disabilities.
The University admits and supports students with disabilities on government and private sponsorship.
Their individual needs are addressed as they emerge in Dean of students’ office in collaboration with other institutions, agencies, the students’ respective faculties for the needed support.
This year as MUST we are celebrating the achievements towards the wellbeing of people living with disabilities’ within the institution (students and staff) and communities around us.
“Disability is a Mindset”