List of Government Disability Focal Points

(As designated by ESCAP member states)

 

ESCAP Members

Country Ministry/Department

Afghanistan

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled

Armenia

Ministry of Labor and Social Issues

  • Department of Issues of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

Australia

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

  • Disability and Carers Group

Azerbaijan

Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population

  • Department for Policy on Social Protection of People with Disabilities

Bangladesh

Ministry of Social Welfare

  • Department of Social Services

Bhutan

Ministry of Health

  • Department of Public Health

Brunei Darussalam

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

  • Department of Community Development

Cambodia

Disability Action Council

China

China Disabled Persons' Federation

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Ministry of Health

  • Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled

Fiji

Ministry for Social Welfare, Women & Poverty Alleviation

  • Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons

Georgia

Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs

  • Social Protection Department

India

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

  • Department of Disability Affairs

Indonesia

Ministry of Social Affairs

  • Directorate for Social Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities

Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Cooperation, Labor  and Social Welfare

  • The State Welfare Organization

Japan

Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister

  • Bureau for Promoting the Welfare of Persons with Disabilities

Kazakhstan

N.A.

Kiribati

Ministry of Internal and Social Affairs

  • Community Development Services Division

Kyrgyzstan

Ministry of Social Protection

  • Department of Development for Social Services to the Disabled and Elderly

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare

  • Division of Disability and Elderly

Malaysia

Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development

  • Department of Social Welfare

Maldives

Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights

Marshall Islands

Ministry of Education

  • Special Education Program

Micronesia, Federated States of

Department of Health & Social Affairs

  • Youth, Gender and Disability Office

Mongolia

Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection

Myanmar

Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement

  • Department of Social Welfare

Nauru

Ministry of Education

Nepal

Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare

New Zealand

Ministry of Social Development

  • Office for Disability Issues

Pakistan

Directorate General of Special Education, Social Welfare, Child Welfare and Development

Palau

Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs

Papua New Guinea

Department for Community Development

  • Disability & Elderly Persons

Philippines

Department of Social Welfare and Development

  • National Council on Disability Affairs

Republic of Korea

Ministry of Health and Welfare

  • Bureau of Policy for Persons with Disabilities

Russian Federation

Ministry of Health and Social Development

  • Disability Department

Samoa

Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development

Singapore

Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

  • Disability Division

Solomon Islands

Ministry of Health and Medical Services

  • Community Based Rehabilitation Unit
Sri Lanka

Ministry of Social Services

  • Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities

Tajikistan

Ministry of Labour and Social Security

  • Social Protection Department

Thailand

Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

  • National Office for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Timor-Leste

Ministry of  Social and Solidarity

  • National Directorate of Social Assistance

Tonga

Ministry  of  Health

Turkey

Ministry of Family Affairs and Social Policies

  • Administration for Disabled People

Turkmenistan

N.A.

Tuvalu

Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Department of Community Affairs

Uzbekistan

Ministry of Labour and Social Security

  • Department of Monitoring and Analysis of Social Protection Measures

Vanuatu

Ministry of Justice and Community Services

  • Department of Women Affairs

Viet Nam

Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs

  • National Coordinating Council on Disability

 

ESCAP Associate Members

Country Ministry/Department
  N.A.

Cook Islands

Ministry of Internal Affairs

  • Disability Division

French Polynesia

N.A.

Guam

N.A.

Hong Kong, China

Labour and Welfare Bureau

  • Rehabilitation Team

Macao, China

Social Welfare Bureau

  • Rehabilitation Service Division

New Caledonia

Direction des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales

  • Service de la Protection Sociale

Niue

Department of Community Affairs

Northern Mariana Islands

N.A.