ESCAP organized a series of stakeholders consultations on an ESCAP-developed e-learning course on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction in the Philippines from 5 to 9 September 2016. The e-learning course primarily aims to enhance the technical knowledge of policy makers in implementing measures on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction. Two consultations were held in Manila and two were held in Cebu, both of which targeted policy makers, specialists in disability and disaster risk reduction as well as persons with disabilities affected by disasters.
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ESCAP hosted the opening ceremony of the 20th “Art for All” Camp on 15 July 2016 at the UNCC, Bangkok. The camp, annually organized by the Art for All Foundation, provides a platform for approximately 150 Thai students with disabilities to enhance their creativity and build their confidence in developing themselves in society.
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.
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.