UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

This year, as part of the University’s wider Disability History Month activities, we are marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by taking part in the #PurpleLightUp  movement: a global mark of solidarity that draws attention to the economic empowerment of disabled people.

The Parkinson building, car park and Laidlaw Library will be lit in purple to show our support for our disabled staff and students and their valuable contributions.