British Embassy Baku, British Council Azerbaijan mark International Day of People with Disability

  02 December 2017    Read: 1008
British Embassy Baku, British Council Azerbaijan mark International Day of People with Disability

Co-organized by the British Embassy Baku and British Council an event to mark the International Day of People with Disability has been held at the residence of Ambassador Carole Crofts with the participation of Azerbaijani stakeholders in the field of disability and inclusion in arts.

In her remarks, Ambassador Carole Crofts hailed the importance of the day and the work done by the UK Embassy and the British Council in this area. "The event reflects our commitment as the British Council and British Embassy to promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increasing awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life."

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. The UK Government has been supporting IDPwD and inclusion of people with disability for many years. As of 3 December 2015, the UK government launched the revised Disability Framework that commits to putting people with disabilities at the heart of all our work whether we are responding to a humanitarian crisis, delivering an education programme or building a new infrastructure.

In Azerbaijan, the British Council and UK Embassy lead and support numerous projects and initiatives to increase the inclusion of people with disability, particularly in the field of education and arts. Within Unlimited, a ground-breaking initiative that commissions pieces of work by deaf and disabled artists, they continue supporting international collaborations among Azerbaijani and British artists and productions. The two are committed to sharing UK expertise in inclusion and creating opportunities for people with disabilities.

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The Council creates friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK's cultural resources, the organization makes a positive contribution to the countries it works with, changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

It works with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Founded in 1934, the British Council is a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of the organization's income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of the funding is received from the UK government.

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