Observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities today


On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United States of America reaffirms its commitment to working in partnership with the international community and doing our part to assist in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals that were approved by the United Nations in 2015.

Observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities today. It is our belief that the successful implementation of Agenda 2030 is contingent upon the participation of people with disabilities, and we emphasize the importance of this inclusion.

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One billion and three hundred million people around the world are members of the disability community. Eighty percent of this group resides in developing nations.

Building on the many decades of accomplishments that have been made to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities, the United States attempts to provide support to advocates for people with disabilities who are working toward the goal of ensuring that people with disabilities are able to enjoy their human rights. 

The United States Department of State will continue its efforts to promote disability-inclusive diplomacy around the world and to further the cause of protecting the rights of people who have disabilities.