December 3, 2023 – On December 3 each year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated. This international day was established by the United Nations in 1992 “to promote an understanding of disability issues and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.”

This year, David S. Evangelista, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and Senior Advisor for International Development of Special Olympics, Inc., spoke to the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) about the importance of early interventions for children with disabilities.

Read the full pledge here.