The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. 

HANDS has adopted integrated development model from last many years. Now to follow the Sustainable Development Goals based on inclusive development, HANDS is ensuring the inclusion from all aspects and in all development programs. The inclusion especially ensuring the participation and focus on gender (including transgender), vulnerable and marginalized communities and persons with disabilities. 

As Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to partner with organizations of persons with disabilities to arrange events and activities to commemorate the Day.

This year CBID Network Pakistan & HANDS will observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd Dec, 2017 at district, provincial and National Level. The list of the planned activities is as follows


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Event details





Press Conference

2nd December

4:00 PM

Press Club Karachi


Awareness Raising Walk

3rd December

11:00 AM

Mazar-e- Quaid


Awareness Raising Walk

3rd December

10:00 – 5:00 PM

All 13 HANDS MISALI Districts


Indoor Games Competition

3rd December

04:00 PM



Seminar and Theater performance 

3rd December

9:00am- 2:00pm

Boys Scouts Head Quarter, near FC head Quarter opposite PTV Centre Quetta 


Seminar on International Day for Persons with Disabilities

4th December

03:30 PM

Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi


Wheel Chair Cricket Tournament

19-22nd December

10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Jinnah Sports Complex Islamabad


These events are open to all for further details contact the event organizer in your respective province.

Contact Details of the organizer. 


  • Mir Ali Keerio -                         0336-2427170
  • Jawaid Rais -                              0321-9277998


  • Dawood Khan -                         0346-1117766
  • Riaz Baloch      -                         0322-2204113


  • Sumera Javeed-                         0336-2427170
  • Mr Asim Zafar -                         0321-4282739

National Humanitarian Network Pakistan

A volunteer network, founded in 2010 in result of interactive dialogue in National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) “to act as an independent and vibrant voice to engage with stakeholders throughout Pakistan for promotion of humanitarian values by influencing policies and building capacities to ensure right based humanitarian response”. 172 humanitarian organizations are members of NHN from across Pakistan and it is open for all national and local organizations engaged in humanitarian assistance or disaster management advocacy.  NHN focus on “Effective and Accountable Humanitarian Governance” – mainly in Response and Disaster Preparedness through four major areas i.e. “Coordination/networking, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Information Management”.

NHN is a key network in Pakistan which is well connected with various stakeholders and demonstrated its effectiveness to do proper advocacy and lobbying for access, space and principled response. NHN supports stakeholders in collecting and timely sharing of critical information for preparedness and response as its members are spread across Pakistan and even in hard to reach areas.

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