Disability

One in every six persons in Asia and the Pacific has some form of disability:  650 million men, women and children. The number is expected to rise over the next decades due to population ageing, natural disasters, chronic health conditions, road traffic injuries, poor working conditions and other factors.

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 Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

The Incheon Strategy will enable the Asian and Pacific region to track progress towards improving the quality of life, and the fulfilment of the rights, of the region’s 650 million persons with disabilities, most of whom live in poverty.

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Second Session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2-3 March 2015, New Delhi, agreed on actions to enhance disability-inclusive development

The Second Session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities was organized by ESCAP (SDD in cooperation with SRO-SSWA) and hosted by the Government of India. H.E. Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, inaugurated the Session, reaffirming the Government of India's commitment to regional cooperation on disability-inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific.

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ESCAP Guide on Disability Indicators for the Incheon Strategy released

ESCAP published a guidebook on disability indicators for the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. As a technical reference to conceptual and methodological tools on the 62 indicators of the Incheon Strategy, this publication aims to guide data collection and generation of ESCAP member States which have committed to establishing baseline statistics on disability indicators by 2017, the midpoint of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (2013-2022).

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ESCAP Guide on Disability Indicators for the Incheon Strategy

The Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific provides the Asian and Pacific region, and the world, with the first set of regionally agreed disability-inclusive development goals. The Incheon Strategy goals cover a range of development areas from poverty reduction and employment to political participation, accessibility, social protection, education, gender equality, disaster risk reduction, data collection, CRPD ratification and international cooperation.

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Easy-to-understand and pocket-sized version of the Incheon Strategy now available

ESCAP produced an easy-to-understand version of the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities to reach out to the wider public, including persons with diverse disabilities. The easy-to-understand version provides a background to the Incheon Strategy and a description of its Goals, Targets and Indicators in simple language, and with illustrations drawn by a Thai deaf artist.

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Incheon Strategy to Make the Right Real for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific (Easy-to-understand version)

ESCAP produced an easy-to-understand version of the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities to reach out to wider public including persons with diverse disabilities.  The easy-to-understand version provides the background of the Incheon Strategy and description of its Goals, Targets and Indicators in a simple language, and with illustrations drawn by a Thai deaf artist.