— Published 9 August 2021

A day in purple before the Paralympic Games

Paris 2024

The Olympic Games are over, but the Paris 2024 OCOG is already turning to the Paralympic event. It has announced its intention to support the global WeThe15Cinq campaign, an initiative that aspires to become the largest human rights movement ever created to represent the world’s 1.2 billion people with disabilities. On Thursday, August 19th, five days before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Paris 2024 will join forces with the French government and the City of Paris to light up the Elysée Palace and the Paris City Hall in purple, the international colour of disability. WeThe15 is supported by a group of 20 international organisations, including the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the International Disability Alliance, the United Nations for Human Rights, WHO and UNESCO. The Elysée Palace and the Paris City Hall will be among the 80 iconic monuments in 30 countries to take part in the global purple illumination on August 19th.