High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asia and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 2003-2012

Date: 
29 Oct 2012 to 2 Nov 2012
Location: 
Incheon, Republic of Korea

An estimated 15% of the population, or 650 million persons with disabilities, live in the Asian and Pacific region. The majority of these persons live in poverty and suffer discrimination, exclusion, inequality and prejudice.

Building a more disability-inclusive society is a challenge that countries in the Asia-Pacific region addressed at the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, which was convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 29 October to 2 November 2012.

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