International Day Of People With Disabilities 2009
That this House notes that 3 December 2009 is International Day of People with Disabilities which aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and the rights of persons with disabilities; recognises the gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities; welcomes this year's focus on the millennium development goals which should reflect persons with disabilities; further notes that around 10 per cent. of the world's population, or 650 million people, live with disabilities; and calls on the Government to do all it can to support persons with disabilities in this country and abroad.
This motion has been signed by a total of 64 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.
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