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Report of the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Second Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 10-12 September 2012, Bangkok

Governments of countries and areas in the ESCAP region gathered in Bangkok, Thailand from 10 to 12 September 2012 for the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Second Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing.

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2012 ESCAP Population Data Sheet

The Population Data Sheet for Asia and the Pacific, published annually by ESCAP, contains key indicators on population and development displayed at country, subregional and regional levels.

It is a useful tool for reference by researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders interested in the field of population and development.

Indicators such as total and projected population, life expectancy at birth and the Human Development Index together with selected graphs, provide an overall picture of the situation in the region.

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

Governments of the ESCAP region gathered in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 29 October to 2 November 2012 to chart the course of the new Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities for the period 2013 to 2022. They were joined by representatives of civil society organizations, including organizations of and for persons with disabilities. Also in attendance were representatives of intergovernmental organizations, development cooperation agencies and the United Nations system.

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Disability, Livelihood and Poverty in Asia and the Pacific: An Executive Summary of Research Findings

This publication on Disability, Livelihood and Poverty in Asia and the Pacific is an executive summary that draws from a wider body of primary and secondary research undertaken by the ESCAP research team. It considers both the quantitative and qualitative dimensions which shape the livelihood experiences of persons with disabilities. The primary research is derived from collaboration between ESCAP and its national research partners: disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and organizations for the empowerment of persons with disabilities.

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Disability at a Glance 2012: Strengthening the Evidence Base in Asia and the Pacific

The Disability at a Glance series, which started in 2006, serves as a companion for policymakers, statisticians and representatives of organizations of, and for, persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. These publications aim to provide a regional overview of disability policies and practices, as well as relevant country data and information.

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