Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). This is held on 3 December each year. The day is promoted across the world by the United Nations to encourage better understanding of disability issues.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities and is a chance to celebrate the progress we have made to improve the lives of disabled New Zealanders, says Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner.
It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1992 marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.
More information can be found on the Human Rights Commission website.