International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3, 2021
In 1992 the United Nations proclaimed International Day of Persons With Disabilities. This year’s theme is: “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post- COVID – 19 world.” https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-of-persons-with-disabilities
We are committed to value the abilities and contributions of all people to our communities and our world. We affirm that we can become the better world in which we all wish to live if we recognize the rights, dignity and welfare of persons with disabilities. Let us strive to become a more just and inclusive society.
“Realizing the rights, agency, and leadership of persons with disabilities will advance our common future”.
Secretary- General of the United Nations
The Diversity Inclusion & Equity Committee
Gail Wright Sirmans, Chair
Orit Asnin, Eleanor Barr, Earlene Baggett-Hayes, Marvin Johnson, Jeff Krivis, James Mangerere, Peter Meyers, Joyce Mitchell, Paul Monicatti, Andrea Morrison
“The International Academy of Mediators Committee on Diversity Inclusion & Equity recognizes that differences in perspectives, experiences, capabilities, and style are crucial to managing organizations and to providing mediation services in our diverse, complex and evolving global community. In this spirit, IAM is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in its membership structure and organizational work regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status.”