International Day of Persons with Disabilities Today, December 3rd, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We wholeheartedly support the United Nations in their aims and strategies for improving the lives of disabled people across the world. Here is an extract of the work that the UN is developing for disabled people: "... Building on many decades of UN’s work in the field of disability, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted in 2006, has further advanced the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international development frameworks, such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, the New Urban Agenda, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development. 2018 Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality This year’s theme focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda pledges to “leave no one behind”. Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote resilient society for all, including in the context of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action, and urban development. Governments, persons with disabilities and their representative organisations, academic institutions and the private sector need to work as a “team” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year, the UN Secretary-General will launch on the Day a flagship report, entitled “UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development | 2018 – Realizing the SDGs by, for and with persons with disabilities”. Events at UNHQ on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at UN Headquarters will bring together Member States, UN entities, Mayors, national and local policy makers, civil society organizations, academic institutes and organizations of persons with disabilities to discuss the way forward for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. Read more about the events...." About us The Disability Resource Centre is an independent organisation and a registered charity, that has disabled people at the centre of its decision making. Our vision "Empowering people of all ages who are affected by disability or health conditions to fulfil their potential and aspirations." Our mission Know we are here. The Disability Resource Centre is here so that disabled people and their families have somewhere to turn if they feel alone and need help in any situation. We want all disabled people, those with long term health conditions and their carers to know that we are here to support them. Know we are here for you We are an award-winning charity helping people in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Luton who are affected by disability or long-term health conditions.Please call 01582 470 900 or email us today.