Why celebrate International Days?

International days are occasions to

  • educate the public on issues of concern,
  • to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems, and
  • to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.
How will we celebrate in Guernsey?

There is still a lack of understanding in the Bailiwick of Human Rights and the UN Conventions. We use these days to raise awareness and increase understanding. The days are generally well covered by the media and is a chance to not only increase understanding but celebrate the work we have achieved in the past year

Guernsey 2020
Educate the public on issues of concern
Mobilise political will
Celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity
  • The passing of the NICE TA drugs
  • Passing of the proposals for Discrimination Legislation (time to party after 7 years!)
  • #StayConnected project connecting families and friends during COVID
  • 49 Access Auditors locally training by (CAE to increase accessibility locally
  • Training on Hidden Disabilities (to be upgraded 2021)

Summer 2020 The States of Guernsey assembly voted unanimously to pass the proposals for the Discrimination legislation

The drafting of the legislation is one big step towards Guernsey journey for ratification (via the UK) of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) – we need the new assemblies political will and drive to ensure the legislation is drafted on time and in full

For IDPwD it is also Purple Light Up! We are therefore very excited that a number of local organisations will light up their buildings Purple including:
  • EY Guernsey St Julian’s Avenue
  • Lloyds Bank Smith Street
  • St James Concert and Assembly Hall
more to follow …… keep up to date via social media.