The UN General Assembly with Resolution 47/3 of 12 October 1992 established the International Day of persons with disabilities. This year the theme of the celebrations will focus on the slogan
"Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development"
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In the previous years the campaigns of public awareness dealt with the following themes:
2010 - "Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond".
2009 - "Making the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) disability-inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world".
2008 - "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Dignity and justice for all of us".