Cities for all - Special event to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Organized by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (DESA) and the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a special event is being organized to honour and raise awareness for the importance of accessible, inclusive and sustainable cities built for people of all abilities.
Building upon the momentum of the upcoming adoption of the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III), the event aims to draw attention to the importance of accessibility and inclusion for ensuring sustainability in cities and societies around the world, and for ensuring that implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals leaves no one behind. The event is a call to action for city leaders to make universal accessibility a priority.