International Day of Disabled Persons


The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all sectors of society, and to increase the awareness of their situation in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It is expected that this day will be celebrated with events and activities organized by UN agencies, civil society organizations, scientific organizations, businesses in cooperation with organizations of people with disabilities. Bulgaria signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 23 May 2007, which obliges Member States to ensure the implementation of human rights and fundamental freedoms and for people with disabilities.

This year topic of the Day is Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all, focusing on the priorities included in the UN Program for Sustainable Development 2015-2030.

With the Erasmus Success4All project dedicated to entrepreneurship and labour market education for young people between the ages of 18 and 30, the Centre for Research and Analysis focuses on the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills for these young people. For this purpose, an internet platform with entrepreneurial courses for people with different types of disabilities is being prepared within the project to enable them to become independent entrepreneurs.

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