Today is International Day of Person’s with Disability, and this year people with disability around the world are looking to build a better future.
This year’s IDPwD theme Achieving 17 Goals For the Future We Want aims to highlight the role of the 17 goals for sustainable development in building a more inclusive world for all people, regardless of ability.
It’s part of a global UN program called Enable, which will develop a world that by 2030 is fully inclusive of people with disability. You can check out the Facebook page here.
It also coincides with the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability.
Every Australian Counts Campaign Community Educator, Andrew Gibson, said Australia is working towards similar inclusive goals and empowering people with disability through the NDIS and the principles of the National Disability Strategy.
“International Day of Persons with Disability is not only about a celebrating, it’s also about recognising potential,” Andrew said.
“Every day I speak to people facing barriers to employment, housing, education and belonging to their community. We all need to work on together to change this.
“The Goals For The Future are striving for a world by2030 where ‘no one is left behind’ – explicitly including people with disability 11 times in the goals themselves.
“Today is a time to remember not only that Every Australian Counts, but that by 2030 every person will count no matter where they live.”
Australian society is working towards similar inclusive goals and empowering people with disability through the NDIS and the principles of the National Disability Strategy.
You can see what’s happening around the world for IDPwD here.