December 4, 2017 - 5:00am

In 2017, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will once again be commemorated in Geneva, Switzerland under the umbrella of “A Day for All” (#ADay4All), highlighting that persons with disabilities are part of human diversity in our societies and that we should embrace such enriching diversity, valuing their individuality and contributions to development. 

To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year, the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Korea, Bulgaria, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Finland, Argentine Republic and Israel will join forces with a number of UN agencies, civil society organizations and the International Disability Alliance, to host a panel discussion and art exhibition at the Palais des Nations. 

The panel discussion's title is "A Day for All: Joining Member States and the UN towards an inclusive and accessible society for all" and it will involve a number of honorable guests, with discussions centered around 3 themes: Inclusive UN; Accessibility; and Engaging broader society. It will take place on Monday 4 December 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00 and will be divided into three sections of 30 minutes.

The panel discussion will be followed by the opening reception of the art exhibition titled ‘Like Wildflowers, Like Stars’ by Kim Geun-tae and children of five continents with disabilities. The exhibition showcases the work of Korean artist Mr Kim Geun-tae’s, whose paintings explore the joy of children with intellectual disabilities through the colors of four seasons. The exhibition will continue at Palais des Nations from 4 to 8 December. All attendees are kindly requested to register at:

The international Disability Alliance facilitates attendance of Mr. Idriss Maiga, who will participate to the meeting as a representative of the African Disability Forum (ADF) and IDA Board Member representing ADF. Mr. Idriss Maiga will speak in the panel on 'Engaging broader society', talking about transitioning from a local to global level, and engaging broader civil society. 

Downloads, PDF:

IDPD 2017 - Flyer of the panel discussions (English, pdf, 235.99 KB)

IDPD 2017 - Flyer of the exhibition (English, pdf, 1.52 MB)

Downloads, Word format:

IDPD 2017 - Invitation in Word format (English, docx, 21.02 KB)

Address: Palais des Nations, 14, avenue de la Paix, CH - 1211 Geneva 10

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 Palais des Nations, 14, avenue de la Paix, CH - 1211 Geneva 10

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