Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Disabled People has been celebrated annually across the world on December 3rd. This day is devoted to critical issues concerning the inclusion of people with disabilities, promotion of awareness of various disability issues. It draws attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society. United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to support these celebrations by working with organizations for people with disabilities and organising events and activities.
The theme of this year’s International Day is “Transformation to Sustainable and Resilient Society for All”, with special attention to the conditions conducive to the transformative changes envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The UNESCO event will focus on the role of inclusive arts in creating sustainable and resilient societies, where people with disabilities will be fully integrated among the major players. This event will echo the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which promotes the cultural rights of people with disabilities to participate in cultural and artistic activities and recognizes their right to have the opportunity to develop and use their creative, artistic and intellectual potential. The artistic and cultural integration of people with disabilities is closely linked to improvements in other issues related to disability and gender equality.
This year celebrations at Maison de L’Unesco feature performance by singer Zamfira (ZARA) Mgoyan. On 4th December after the confrerence Ms Zara Mgoyan, famous Russian singer, will give charity concert together with Valentin Tkatchenko, Yulia Samoylova and ensemble “Poyuschie Ruki”