Stakeholder Workshop for the Project “Towards the Incheon Strategy to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific”

25 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

Following the adoption of the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP launched a project to support member States’ capacity building to collect quality disability data for the Incheon Strategy indicators. Several capacity building activities were implemented under the project, including a series of national stakeholder consultations in 17 countries to review the national statistical systems from a disability perspective and devise national action plans. The High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022 (Beijing, 27 November to 1 December 2017) took stock of the progress made over the first half of the Decade and adopted a new action-oriented road map for acceleration of the implementation of the Incheon Strategy.

Against this background, ESCAP convened a workshop to reflect on the achievements of the project over the past years and build a consensus among key stakeholders on the way forward in implementing the Incheon Strategy and Beijing Action Plan. The Workshop was intended to achieve the following objectives:

1. To take stock of the project activities thus far implemented by reviewing progress, challenges and limitations in implementation of national action plans on operationalizing the Incheon Strategy indicators;
2. To identify follow-up actions required to promote and accelerate the implementation of the national action plans on operationalizing the Incheon Strategy indicators; and
3. To explore priority policy areas for ESCAP’s potential engagement and support, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the Incheon Strategy.