The High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, will take place in Beijing from 27 November to 1 December 2017. Organized by ESCAP in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), it will comprise senior official and ministerial segments.

The Meeting will review the progress made in the implementation of the Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, informed by baseline data on its 41 core indicators. The Meeting will launch the findings of an ESCAP survey of Governments, civil society and international organizations and development agencies, presenting indicators that reflect the social economic status of persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.

The Meeting will also consider for adoption a set of actions to guide member States and associate members in their efforts to promote disability-inclusive development during the remaining five years of the Decade from 2018 to 2022.

The Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific is the unique disability-specific development agenda for Asia and the Pacific. The full and effective implementation of the Incheon Strategy is critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals and set forward a path for building inclusive societies that leave no one behind. At the midpoint of the current Decade of Persons with

Disabilities and implementation of the Incheon Strategy, the Meeting provides a unique opportunity to reflect on progress and good practices to promote disability-inclusive development, as well as set forward a path for building inclusive societies that leave no one behind.

Further information on the Incheon Strategy, data on the midpoint review, and the linkages between the Incheon strategy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can be found on the Make the Right Real! website.

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