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List of Significant Days Celebrating People With Special Needs

Apoorva Chakravarty
List of Significant Days Celebrating People With Special Needs

Commemorating our theme of the month - Inclusive Education, we’ve made a list of important days that are celebrated to promote awareness regarding people with special needs. The United Nations has designated these dates so we, as a race, can together take proper actions to create a better and welcoming environment at schools, workplaces, etc.

Teachers and administrations of schools for specially-abled students should acknowledge this list to recognise the relevant days in their respective institutions. Let’s stay aware of the sensitivity of the matter.

These are the international days currently observed by the United Nations:

4 January, World Braille Day: Celebrates awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and visually impaired people. It marks the birthday of Louis Braille, creator of this writing system.

1 March, Zero Discrimination Day: Zero Discrimination Day highlights how people can become informed about and promote inclusion, compassion, peace and, above all, a movement for change. It is helping create a global movement of solidarity to end all forms of discrimination.

2 April, World Autism Awareness Day: World Autism Day is one of only seven official health-specific UN Days. The day itself brings individual autism organizations together all around the world to aid in things like research, diagnoses, treatment, and acceptance for those affected by this Developmental Disorder.

13 June, International Albinism Awareness Day:  It is celebrated annually on June 13 to celebrate the human rights of people with Albinism worldwide.

23 September, International Day Of Sign Languages: It is celebrated annually across the world on 23 September every year along with International Week of the Deaf. The choice of 23 September is the same date that the World Federation of the Deaf was established in 1951.

10 October, World Mental Health Day: It is an International Day for global Mental Health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

3 December, International Day Of Persons With Disabilities: The observance of the Day 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.

10 December, Human Rights Day: It is celebrated annually across the world, the date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of Human Rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.

ScooNews hopes that the coming UN World Day would find us all celebrating everyone’s unique personalities in one voice.

Source: un.org

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