The Second Session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities is being organized by ESCAP in cooperation with the Government of India through the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment from 2 to 3 March 2015 in New Delhi, India. The Session will be convened in pursuance of the recommendations made and the rules of procedure adopted by the Working Group, at its First Session (25-26 February 2014, Incheon, Republic of Korea).
All 30 members of the Working Group, i.e. 15 from Governments and 15 from civil society organizations in the Asia-Pacific region, are expected to attend the Session. Membership of the Working Group was decided by the Commission at its sixty-ninth session in 2013.
The Working Group will review the regional progress in the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, including in the implementation of decisions taken at the First Session, and discuss other relevant issues pertaining to the implementation of the the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.
At its First Session held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, on 25 and 26 February 2014, the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities recommended that every Working Group member should prepare a structured and concise report on Incheon Strategy implementation for the first two years of the Decade, i.e. 2013 and 2014, using a standard format provided by the ESCAP secretariat. It was also decided that the secretariat should upload all reports received on the website of the meeting together with an analysis of the reports.
In accordance with this recommendation, the ESCAP secretariat prepared two reporting templates to be used by Governments and civil society organizations (CSOs). The templates were aligned with the relevant actions outlined in the ESCAP road map for the implementation of the Incheon Strategy, endorsed by the ESCAP Commission at its 70th session (4-8 August 2014, Bangkok). They were distributed to all Working Group members as an attachment to the invitation letters for the second session sent out on 24 November 2014. Click on this link for individually submitted Government and CSO members’ reports on the Implementation of the Incheon Strategy to Make the Right Real for Persons with Disabilities
Link to the First Session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, 25 – 26 February 2014, Incheon, Republic of Korea.