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.” 

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”.

Antonio Guterres

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.”