3-10 December: European Disability and Development Week

3 December 2017
EDDW poster showing two young men using sign language

The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) and its members launched the initiative to promote the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) by organising the European Disability and Development Week (EDDW). This week will take place from 3 until 10 December when it’s the International Day for Human Rights. The objective of the EDDW is to raise awareness among the European Union (EU) and its Member States regarding the rights of persons with disabilities, to promote the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and to reinforce the linkages between the CRPD and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The EU ratified the CRPD in 2011 and it has been one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the 2030 Agenda. In addition, together with its Member States, the EU is the biggest donor on International Cooperation. In this sense, IDDC promotes the European Disability and Development Week as a yearly celebration to reinforce the message of leaving no one behind.

Find here the programme with all the events of the week

Photo contest

In the framework of the EDDW, IDDC also organises a photo contest. The objective of the photo contest is to change attitudes barriers towards persons with disabilities. Photos submitted to this contest should reflect the idea of inclusion in a positive light.

Read more about the photo contest on IDDC website

Find all updates on social media using teh hashtag #EDDW17

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