Mid-day stroll with a guide dog.

Participate in the International Disability Day morning event online

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be celebrated online on Thursday 3.12.2020 at 9:00–10:30. Participate in the event live through Helsinki-kanava.

The event will provide information about the Helsinki City Strategy and the City’s preparations for the health and social services reform. The Council on Disability will also grant an accolade for accessibility.

Employees of the City Executive Office and City divisions, members of the Council on Disability, representatives of local and regional disability associations, and all those interested in the affairs of city residents with disabilities are welcome to watch the event live online.

The programme also includes a musical performance by the Resonaarigroup ensemble.

At 9:00
Opening of the event. Operations and impacts of the Council on Disability. Chairperson of the Council on Disability Justus Mollberg.
An equal city for everyone through strategic efforts. City of Helsinki Strategy Manager Marko Karvinen.
How is Helsinki preparing for the health and social services reform. Deputy Mayor Sanna Vesikansa.
Musical performance – Resonaarigroup trio
2020 accessibility accolade granted by the Council on Disability.
At 10:25
Closing address. Chairperson of the Council on Disability Justus Mollberg.


vammaisasiamies@hel.fi or tel. 09 3103 6086.

In 1992, the UN General Assembly declared the 3 December as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was approved by the UN General Assembly in December 2006.

Read more:

Watch the live broadcast on Helsinki-kanava

Council on Disability

The UN Association of Finland


Photo: Virpi Peltola, City of Helsinki Media Bank.

Published 25 November and updated 2 December.