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22-23 April 2014, Sendai, Japan

Asia-Pacific Meeting on Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Changing Mindsets through Knowledge

Asia-Pacific is the region most adversely affected by disasters. Evidence from recent Japanese experience in disasters indicates that persons with disabilities are two to four times more likely to die than the general population when a disaster occurs. As ageing and disability are closely interconnected, the gap may be expected to widen if no action is taken to address present shortcomings in disaster risk reduction. 

25-26 February 2014, Incheon

First session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Korea, through its Ministry of Health and Welfare, convened the First Session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, from 25 to 26 February 2014 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.