Giornata internazionale delle persone con disabilità 2015
L’importanza dell’inclusione: accessibilità per tutti e valorizzazione di ogni abilità
Questo è il tema scelto per la Giornata Internazionale delle Persone con Disabilità del 2015, un focus importante che riguarderà il valorizzare le abilità delle persone con disabilità concentrandosi sulle pari opportunità e sull’empowerment.
Il primo sotto tema è perfettamente in linea con l’impegno di dismappa (che per questo ha deciso di inaugurare proprio oggi CASA DISMAPPA)
- accessibilità delle città
- aumentare i dati e le statistiche sulla disabilità
- favorire l’inclusione delle persone con disabilità “invisibili”.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day 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 to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Since 2009, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs organizes a film festival as a part of the events at UN Headquarters to commemorate the Day. The United Nations Enable Film Festival (UNEFF) includes short disabilty-related films selected on the basis of their content and message that can help raise awareness of disability issues and further promote the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society.
Since 2015, the Department of Economic and Social Affair organizes a Photo Exhibition. The UN Enable Photo Exhibition will work to help change misperceptions to counter stigma and stereotyping about persons with disabilities. It will also promote a better understanding about disability issues and present persons with disabilities as individuals that are a part of our human diversity.
Themes for previous years:
- 2014: Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology
- 2013: Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all
- 2012: Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all
- 2011: Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development
- 2010: Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond
- 2009: Making the MDGs Inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world
- 2008: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Dignity and justice for all of us
- 2007: Decent work for persons with disabilities
- 2006: E-Accessibility
- 2005: Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Action in Development
- 2004: Nothing about Us without Us
- 2003: A voice of our own
- 2002: Independent Living and Sustainable Livelihoods
- 2001: Full participation and equality: The call for new approaches to assess progress and evaluate outcome
- 2000: Making information technologies work for all
- 1999: Accessibility for all for the new Millennium
- 1998: Arts, Culture and Independent Living
Tratto da http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=111
Theme – Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities
- United Nations Secretary-General Message
(Arabic) (Chinese) (English) (French) (Russian) (Spanish)
- Events at UN Headquarters (Programme)
– UN Enable Film Festival
– UN Enable Photo Exhibition “Images of Ability”
- How you can commemorate IDPD 2015 in your local community
- Commemorations from around the world
- Themes for previous years
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.
Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to partner with organizations of persons with disabilities to arrange events and activities to commemorate the Day.
Theme for 2015: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities
The estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society. As a result, people with disabilities do not enjoy access to society on an equal basis with others, which includes areas of transportation, employment, and education as well as social and political participation. The right to participate in public life is essential to create stable democracies, active citizenship and reduce inequalities in society.
Persons with disabilities must be able to fulfil their role in society and participate on an equal basis with others. It is important to focus on the ability and not on the disability of an individual. Often, the societal image of persons with disabilities is impacted by attitudes based on stigma and discrimination, as well as archaic ideas about disability and persons with disabilities that are often the greatest barrier to their full and equal participation in society and development on an equal basis with others. It is important to note that disability is part of the human condition, and that all of us either are or will become disabled to one degree or another during the course of our lives.
By promoting empowerment, real opportunities for people are created. This enhances their own capacities and supports them in setting their own priorities. Empowerment involves investing in people – in jobs, health, nutrition, education, and social protection. When people are empowered they are better prepared to take advantage of opportunities, they become agents of change and can more readily embrace their civic responsibilities.
Sub-themes for IDPD 2015:
- Making cities inclusive and accessible for all
- Improving disability data and statistics
- Including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development
Making cities inclusive and accessible for all
It is estimated that by 2050, 66% of the world’s population will be living in cities. The United Nations’ Third Global Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development – Habitat III – will take place in 2016 to review the progress, experience and lessons learnt in the past and to design a “New Urban Agenda”. This Agenda of focused policies and strategies is hoped to harness the power and forces behind urbanization. Habitat III will provide an important platform for the world’s urban development policy-makers and practitioners, as well as those working in the field of disability to review current practices and identify opportunities for change.
Importantly, the New Urban Agenda must ensure that future cities, towns and basic urban infrastructures and services are more environmentally accessible, user-friendly and inclusive of all people’s needs, including persons with disabilities. The International Day will be used to discuss and present some best practices of inclusive urbanization.
- DESA Forum Nairobi Recommendations on advancing disability inclusion and Accessible Urban Development (Nairobi, DESA Forum on Disability and Development, 30 Oct 2015) (PDF)
- Disability, Accessibility and Urban Development
- UN-HABITAT III
- Making Cities Resilient, UNISDR
- DESA/DSPD Forum on inclusive urbanization, Nairobi, 28-30 October 2015
- State of the World’s Cities, UN Habitat Report (2012)
- Accessibility of Housing. A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons (UN Habitat, 2014)
Improving disability data and statistics
The lack of data and information on disability and the situation of persons with disabilities at the national level contribute to the invisibility of persons with disabilities in official statistics. This presents a major obstacle to achieving development planning and implementation that is inclusive of persons with disabilities. In particular, to be internationally comparable, data should be collected in line with international standards. Data collected can be used the implementation and monitoring of internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The International Day will be used to highlight measures to strengthen national capacities to improve and mainstream disability data collection, based on existing good practices. The Day will also be used to highlight challenges and map out strategies to involve persons with disabilities and their organizations in disability data and statistics collection and dissemination.
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Inclusive Development
- International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), World Health Organization
- Measuring Disability Prevalence, The World Bank (2007)
Including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development
Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities represent a significant proportion of the world’s population. Millions of people worldwide have mental health conditions and an estimated one in four people globally will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Almost one million people die due to suicide every year, and it is the third leading cause of death among young people. Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities often face stigma and discrimination (World Health Organization), as well as experience high levels of physical and sexual abuse that occur in a range of settings, including prisons, hospitals and homes. Persons with other invisible disabilities, such as persons with hearing impairments, are also at risk of exclusion from mainstream activities, education or social activities.
The International Day can be used to draw attention on the situation of persons with invisible disabilities, such as mental health and psychosocial disabilities, intellectual disabilities, as well as hearing impairments. The Day can be used to identify good practices of integrative and inclusive education, to organize social activities and awareness raising initiatives, as well as highlight good practices and make recommendations.
- Mental Health and Development
- Mental Health and Rehabilitation, World Health Organization
- Mental Health Atlas (World Health Organisation, 2014)
- Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority (meeting to coincide with the World Bank Group/IMF Spring Meeting, April 2016)
- Mental Health Brief (brief by The World Bank, August 2015)
- Festival Non c’è differenza 2017
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- Zigulì, applausi per Francesco Colella
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