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UN Plaza, New York
Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this years IDPD is Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all. This theme focuses on the enabling conditions for the transformative changes envisaged in the 2030 development agenda for Sustainable Development.
The centrality of resilience to sustainable development cuts across all the SDGs. The 2030 Agenda, pledging to leave no one behind, is premised on the resilience of those in vulnerable situations and the reduction of their exposure and vulnerability to economic, social and environmental shocks as well as disasters . It encourages all Member States to strengthen the role of persons with disabilities as agents of changes through removal of barriers and equalization opportunities for participation; and urges Governments to strengthen the resilience of society, including infrastructure, cities and human settlement, and climate-related hazards and natural disasters responses.
The transformation towards sustainable and resilient society provides an opportunity for persons with disabilities to address their concerns and challenges through their full and active participation, together with other stakeholders, to design, develop and implement affordable and innovative solutions.
Events at UN Headquarters
Events for the 2017 IDPD celebration at UN Headquarters in New York City will be organised by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) on 1 December 2017, in collaboration with Member States, the UN system, academic institutions, civil society, disabled persons organizations, and the private sector.
- Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?
Contrary to popular belief, vitiligo is not a cosmetic disorder but a systemic disease affecting the largest body organ and other vital systems, with multiple comorbidities. Fo...
- What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body and hairs above i...
- Pyrostegia venusta as a folk medicine for vitiligo?
Pyrostegia venusta is a neotropical evergreen vine widely spread in Brazil throughout fields, at the coast, edge of the woods and along roadsides (see photo below). Popularly kn...
Though it is not always easy to treat vitiligo, there is much to be gained by clearly understanding the diagnosis, the future implications, treatment options and their outcomes.
Many people deal with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career.Copyright (C) Bodolóczki Júlia
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