Monday, August 31, 2015
1981 International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP) 25.3.1981
The year 1981 was proclaimed the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP)by the United Nations. It called for a plan of action with an emphasis on equalization of opportunities, rehabilitation and prevention of disabilities. The slogan of IYDP was "a wheelchair in every home", defined as the right of persons with disabilities to take part fully in the life and development of their societies, enjoy living conditions equal to those of other citizens, and have an equal share in improved conditions resulting from socio-economic development.
A major outcome of the International Year of Disabled Persons was the formulation of the World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1982. This also is recognized by the Preamble (f) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
UK issued the four stamps on the cover to highlight the IYDP. They are:-
14p Blind Man with Guide Dog
18p Hands spelling "Deaf" in Sign Language
22p Disabled Man in Wheelchair
25p Disabled Artist with Foot Painting