The United Nations General Assembly No. 47/3 adopted on 14 October 1992 and amended by General Assembly Resolution No. 48/97 dated 20 December 1993 and General Assembly Resolution No. 62/127 dated 18 December 2007, declared December 03 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
In response, the Philippines issued Proclamation No. 1157 on 16 October 2006 declaring December 3 and every year thereafter as the “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”.
The 2019 celebration revolves around the United Nations’ adopted theme “Promoting the participation of Persons with Disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda”. The theme focuses on the empowerment of PWDs for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which pledges to “leave no one behind” and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issued, to be considered in the implementation of its Sustainable Development Goals. The Philippines adjunct theme for this year is “The Future is Accessible”.
Source: DILG MC No. 2019-199