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Friday, 1 April 2016

World Autism Awareness Day 2016, April 2

Всемирный день понимание аутизма, 2 апреля.
Día de la conciencia del autismo del mundo, 2 de Abril.
World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April.
世界提高自閉症意識日, 4月2日.
Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l'autisme, Avril 2.
العالم اليوم الوعي بمرض التوحد، 2 أبريل

Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity


Theme: “Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity



Message of the UN Secretary-General on World Autism Awareness Day 2016.

The international community is now embarking on the challenge of realizing the ambitious and universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The equal participation and active involvement of persons with autism will be essential for achieving the inclusive societies envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Autism is a lifelong condition that affects millions of people worldwide.  It is not well-understood in many countries, and too many societies shun people with autism.
This is a violation of human rights and a waste of human potential. I have seen the dynamism and commitment of persons with autism. Earlier this year, I was honoured to engage in a dialogue with one such young man at United Nations Headquarters in New York. I was especially impressed by his innovative approach to the issue of how we can reach the SDGs.
While persons with autism naturally have a wide range of abilities and different areas of interest, they all share the capacity for making our world a better place. The United Nations is proud to champion the autism awareness movement. The rights, perspectives and well-being of people with autism, and all persons with disabilities, are integral to the 2030 Agenda and its commitment to leave no-one behind.
The transition to adulthood is especially sensitive. As a strong advocate of mobilizing the world’s youth to contribute to our collective future, I call for societies to invest more funds in enabling young persons with autism to be part of their generation’s historic push for progress.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  On this World Autism Awareness Day, I call for advancing the rights of individuals with autism and ensuring their full participation and inclusion as valued members of our diverse human family who can contribute to a future of dignity and opportunity for all.


Message of the UN Secretary-General on World Autism Awareness Day 2016 in six UN official languages: [عربي], [中文], [English], [Français], [Русский], [Español]


FORUM : World Autism Awareness Day - 2 April

While all SDGs are universally applicable, disability and persons with disabilities are explicitly referenced in the following goals:  4) Quality Education; 8) Decent Work and Economic Growth; 10) Reduced Inequalities; 11) Sustainable Cities and Communities; and 17) Partnerships for the Goals.

 


EVENTS :
 
 
The 2016 observance of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) will look ahead to 2030 and reflect on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for improving the lives of people with autism, through a series of brief segments - compact panels and moderated discussions – centered around key SDGs.


 

Autism and other forms of disability are part of the human experience that contributes to human diversity. As such, the United Nations has emphasised the need to mainstream disability in the Organization’s new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015.
This year’s observance will look ahead to 2030 and reflect on the new Sustainable Development Goals and their implications for improving the lives of people with autism.




1 Apr 2016 - Remarks by H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the United Nations General Assembly at the 2016 World Autism Awareness Day
Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity


PICTURES : Light it in Blue.


On Friday, April 1, 2016, the Empire State Building will be lit Blue in honor Autism Speaks and World Autism Awareness Day.


Sydney Opera House - World Autism Awareness Day 2016


The Orlando Eye, one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world will Light It Up Blue  in honor of World Autism Awareness Day



The Israeli Parliament Building in Jerusalem, Israel, has Light It Up Blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!
Petra, the archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert and one of the 7 Wonders of the World will Light It Up Blue  in honor of World Autism Awareness Day
The Panama Canala in Panama will Light It Up in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!

Christ the Redeemer, the historic statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will Light It Up Blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day
The Great Buddha of Hyogo in Kobe, Japan will Light It Up Blue  in honor of World Autism Awareness Day

 



Resources :
 
 

From Rising Awareness to building capacity - Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other developmental disorders - WHO Conference


 

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