International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated on 3 December since 1993. At that time, it was proclaimed by the United Nations as a day of remembrance and action. It aims to raise awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities and to promote their dignity and rights.
The United Nations adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006. The Convention aims to guarantee the rights of persons with disabilities. It also aims to promote inclusion and ensure that persons with disabilities are at the centre of society, living independently and on an equal footing, without discrimination of any kind. Accessibility is also a key issue, specifically the removal of barriers in the daily lives of persons with disabilities and raising awareness in society of how barriers can limit people’s independence.
All people, with or without disabilities, have the same rights and should also have the same opportunities in our society. It is therefore important to remind people every year that, despite all the progress made, there is still a long way to go to achieve an inclusive society.
An inclusive society thrives on diversity, acceptance and an environment that adapts to the different needs of people with disabilities, not the other way around. In this way, participation in public life can be made possible for everyone.
Every person – regardless of their limitations – is unique and valuable in their own way and should be supported in their needs by their peers and colleagues in the best possible way. Let’s make inclusion a reality! Teleflex uses various measures to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion – both inside and outside the company.
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