ESCAP Champions and Promoters for the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, committed to collective effort in accelerating implementation of the Incheon Strategy to ‘Make the Right Real’ for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, the guiding policy document of the Decade.
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The Meeting was organized by the Social Development Division in cooperation with the Statistics Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
The Meeting brought together disability policy experts and statisticians from selected Governments of the Asia-Pacific region as well as representatives of concerned international organizations. It had three main objectives:
Champions and Promoters of the new Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, met at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on 9 and 10 October to strategize and review a roadmap to promote the implementation of the Incheon Strategy to ‘Make the Right Real’ for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. The roadmap will provide a framework to support the achievement of the 10 goals of the Incheon Strategy.
On 1 July 2013, Malaysia launched a new Decade for Malaysians with Disabilities during the two-day Conference: “Incheon Strategy 2013-2022: A New Decade for Persons with Disabilities in Malaysia”, held in Kuala Lumpur.
On this occasion, the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific was disseminated. The Incheon Strategy had been endorsed by all 62 Governments of the ESCAP membership, including Malaysia, at the Commission session on 1 May 2013.
On 29 May 2013, Cambodia made an official declaration of its commitment to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Incheon Strategy to Make the Right Real for Persons with Disabilities.