Some 400 million people with disabilities live in the Asia and Pacific region. The majority of them are excluded from many social opportunities. To assist governments and self-help organizations in creating an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for people with disabilities, ESCAP promotes the development of disability policy and legislation within the region. Disability Central is a dynamic database designed to support knowledge-building on disability policy in Asia and the Pacific. It provides a comprehensive gateway to detailed information on disability statistics, definition, legislation, policies and practices for policy makers, researchers, persons with disabilities and other stakeholders. The summarized version of the database is available at Disability at a Glance which is periodically published by ESCAP.
Disability Central compiles disability information on 58 Asia Pacific countries. Country profiles are organized around a set of seven categories.
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations.Mention of firm names and commercial products does not imply endorsement of the United Nations.
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea|
|Hong Kong, China|
|Islamic Republic of Iran|
|Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|Northern Mariana Islands|
|Papua New Guinea|
|Republic of Korea|