ESCAP co-organized with the Government of Georgia a national stakeholder consultation on disability statistics in Tbilisi from 17 to 19 January 2017.
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The Fourth Session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities will be held from 1 to 2 March 2017 in Bangkok at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC).
The main objectives of the Fourth Session will be:
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2016, ESCAP participated in a “Make the Right Real” event for persons with disabilities held in Bandar Seri Begawan. The event was jointly organized by the Government of Brunei Darussalam, ESCAP and the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) to celebrate the country’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on 11 April 2016, and promote public awareness of the issues and challenges faced by persons with disabilities in their daily life.
ESCAP, co-organized with the Government of Indonesia, a national consultation in Jakarta from 14 to 16 November 2016 to support the development of an action plan to prepare data for the Incheon Strategy’s 41 core indicators. The consultation consisted of meetings with senior officials and statisticians from 11 ministries including among others the Ministry of Social Affairs, the National Statistics Agency, the Ministry of Manpower and the Ministry of Public Works.
ESCAP conducted a national consultation on disability data collection with the Government of Bhutan from 26 to 28 October 2016. The aim was to build the capacity of Bhutanese policymakers and statisticians in collecting reliable and comparable data on disability and to enhance their awareness of the Incheon Strategy's goals, targets and indicators.