ESCAP organized a national consultation on disability statistics for the Government of the Marshall Islands in Majuro from 15 to 17 February 2016. The 3-day consultation aimed at supporting the Government in its efforts to establish by 2017 the evidence base on the implementation of the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities and involved many stakeholders including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office, the Nitijela (Parliament) and disabled people's organizations.
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ESCAP participated in the official launch of the Urdu version of the Incheon Strategy in Islamabad, Pakistan. The move came as part of renewed efforts by the Government of Pakistan to strengthen laws and policies that protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities.
The Third Session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities was held from 2 to 4 March 2016 in Bangkok. The Session was hosted by the Royal Government of Thailand through the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.
ESCAP supported the Government of Cambodia in its efforts to establish the evidence base on the implementation of the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities.
ESCAP is pleased to mark the 2015 International Day of Persons with Disabilities by launching both a new publication and a newly improved and relocated Accessibility Centre. The theme of the day is ‘Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities’. The day raises awareness about the many barriers faced by more than one billion persons who live with disabilities around the world – 650 million of whom live in the Asia-Pacific region.