The International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 47/3. The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme of the Day is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the General Assembly in 1982. As of December 18th, 2007, the UN changed the name from International Day of Disabled Persons to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Nothing About Us Without Us is the theme of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

In Edmonton we are proud to bring together the many individuals, organizations and governments associated with persons with disabilities for one day of celebrating the arts & theatres within Edmonton.

*United Nations, Retrieved November 7th, 2007, from