International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Global Disability Summit in Oslo 2022

Friday 3 December, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and we celebrate the progress made in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities and also the need to intensify efforts to ensure inclusion and promote equality.

| Upcoming Event

As part of the ongoing work to enhance inclusion and equality, Mr Jonas Gahr Støre, Norway’s Prime Minister, will host the next Global Disability Summit in Oslo, February 2022, together with Mr Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, and Ms Ana Lucia Arellano, Chair of International Disability Alliance.

The Global Disability Summit in London in 2018 succeeded in placing the issue of rights-based, disability-inclusive development on the international agenda, and the ambitions for the Oslo Summit in 2022 are high.

New commitments and concrete actions necessary.

With Norway’s two co-hosts, Ghana and the International Disability Alliance, the Oslo Summit will seek new commitments and concrete action to accelerate inclusive development, through improved access, engagement, and equality. This is essential to facilitate lasting change for persons with disabilities, which is the vision for the Summit.

The success of the Summit depends on close collaboration with states, multilateral organisations, civil society organisations, organisations of persons with disability, the private sector, and other partners.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure inclusive participation, the Summit will be held on a digital platform.

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