Background

The Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, endorsed at the Commission through its resolution 69/13 provides the Asian and Pacific region, and the world, with the first regionally agreed disability-specific development goals. Building upon the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Incheon Strategy promotes a rights-based and evidence-based approach to disability-inclusive development, containing 10 goals, 27 targets and 62 indicators.

Disability-inclusive development is supported by key development agenda. The pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals to “leave no one behind” recognizes that persons with disabilities are a group at risk of being left behind in the development process. Five Sustainable Development Goals, covering education, decent work, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, and partnerships, have targets referring directly to persons with disabilities. Moreover, six additional goals are implicitly linked to disability, covering poverty reduction, peace and justice, industry innovation and infrastructure, good health and well-being, and climate action.

Against this background, the current high-level intergovernmental meeting is to be held to review the progress of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, at the midpoint of the Decade in 2017 to take stock of the achievements, challenges and lessons learned over the first half of the Decade, and reflect on practical and effective ways forward to accelerate implementation of the Incheon Strategy for the remainder of the Decade.

China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF)

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