Side Events

“Employing a multi-stakeholder approach to promoting disability rights”

The objective of this side event is to discuss effective strategies to engage multiple stakeholders in implementing the Incheon Strategy, as well as the CRPD and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The expected outcomes are to strengthen partnership among diverse stakeholders from CSOs, governments and private sectors with a view to accelerate implementation of Incheon Strategy, and, to widen partnership between DPOs and mainstream CSOs in implementing SDGs.

More information: Concept Note (pdf)

“Language Matters: Sign languages and linguistics rights as core components of inclusive development”

In order to achieve the goals of the Incheon Strategy, it is essential that deaf people are able to spend their lives using their own language, which is sign language, in employment, education, to participate in politics, and in all other areas of daily life. Sign languages are not recognized as languages in the Asia-Pacific region. A considerable number of deaf people live in the Asia-Pacific region, but not all of them have the opportunity to learning and using sign language in every stage of their lives. The fact hinders their right to fully develop their cultural and linguistic identity. For those who have sign language, the language they use is not well-recognized either on a legal basis or within general society. As a result, their rights in every aspect of their lives are not fully guaranteed.

More information: Concept Note (pdf)

Inclusive Education: Ensuring the right of children with disabilities to fully participate in the society

In the context of social protection, access to education is an integral service to support the full and effective development of children with disabilities. However, many face barriers to participation in education, due to limitations of accessibility of educational environments and discrimination based on their perceived abilities or lack thereof.

This side event aims to complement the Meeting, with a focus on highlighting the right to education under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the efforts of Incheon Strategy to promote access to an inclusive and quality education for all.

More information: Concept Note (pdf)

Regional -level work of civil society to support implementation of the Incheon Strategy

To implement the Incheon Strategy, the Working Group, which consists of 15 governments and 15 civil society organizations, have been advocating the right and dignity of persons with disabilities based on the 10 goals and 27 detailed targets all related with Incheon Strategy.

More information: Concept Note (pdf)

Accessibility - Activities and Future Strategies in Asia and the Pacific

As in Goal 3 of the Incheon Strategy, access to the physical environment, public transportation, knowledge, information and communication, etc. is a precondition for persons with disabilities to fulfil their rights in an inclusive society. Enhancement of accessibility is also essential in carrying out necessary programmes such as international researches and conferences, including the present HLIGM as well as the Working Group meetings, to accelerate the implementation of the Incheon Strategy. In this side-event we will exchange latest information on projects, initiatives, and challenges in panelists' countries, and discuss our future strategies for the enhancement of accessibility in this region in the latter half of the decade. It is related mainly to SDGs 4, 8, 9 and 11.

More information: Concept Note (pdf)

Disability-inclusive business: from CSR to mainstream employment opportunities for persons with disabilities

The objective of this side event is to demonstrate good models on disability-inclusive business as a means to enhance the work and employment prospects of persons with disabilities in line with Goal 1 of the Incheon Strategy.

More information: Concept Note (pdf)

High-Level Panel Discussion on “Leaving No One Behind: Inclusion of Persons with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in the 2030 Agenda”

Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok has taken the initiative host a side event titled “Leaving No One Behind: Inclusion of Persons with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in the 2030 Agenda” in partnership with UNESCAP during High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (2013-2022) to be held in Beijing from 27 November to 1 December 2017.

More information: Concept Note (pdf)

China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF)


The United Nations Building
Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Telephone: +66 2288 1234
Email: [email protected]

China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF)
Telephone: +86 (010) 66580228