3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).
This theme reflects a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition. Almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life. Despite this, few countries have adequate mechanisms in place to respond fully to the needs of people with disabilities.
This year, let’s keep growing the movement. Every day there are more people around the world embracing diversity. This is not only a matter of rights, but also about understanding diversity as one of our biggest assets. In order to unleash our social potential, we must leave behind fears and historical negative perceptions towards disabilities, and welcome instead a culture of inclusion.
“Many Road Traffic Victims around the world suffer from various disabilities. We really need to help all of them to be fully integrated in society.” J.Mersch FEVR president