30 November 2018

The Slovenian Olympic Committee organised the 13th Congress “Sport for All” in Ljubljana, ahead of the International Day of Disabled Persons (IDPD), which will be held on 3 December.

The two-day congress, which started today, 30 November, focuses on the role that sport plays in helping people with disabilities. Physical activity and sport can contribute significantly to improve the life quality of disabled people in both biological, psychological and social aspects. The aim of the meeting is to educate and train sports and medical professionals, sports clubs and associations, to daily deal with the growing number of disabled persons. They will keep up to date with examples of physical and activities and exercises, fitness programmes and projects that could be implemented in the area of disability.

On the second day of the event, the NOC of Slovenia, along with the country’s Paralympic Committee, will also held a practical seminar on recreational activities for people with disabilities. At the end, the participants will be awarded with a certificate that will testify their skills and enable them to work in this field.

About IDPD

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. This theme focuses on the empowering persons with disabilities for the inclusive, equitable and sustainable development envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.