The Operational Guide on the Implementation of the Jakarta Declaration on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2023─2032 is a technical resource to support the implementation of the Jakarta Declaration on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2023─2032. It was prepared by the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the request of ESCAP members and associate members, and was developed based on close consultations with experts from Governments, civil society organizations (CSOs) including organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), private sector entities, academia, United Nations entities and other development partners.
The Operational Guide lays out strategic whole-of-government actions towards disability-inclusive development, with whole-of-society engagement. While Governments are its primary users, this guide is also directed at a wide range of actors beyond the government, including but not limited to CSOs and OPDs, private sector stakeholders, academic, United Nations entities and other development partners. The Operational Guide should be used as a technical resource, as appropriate, on a voluntary basis by ESCAP members and associate members. It is important to note that this guide does not intend to provide a prescriptive one-size-fits-all guidance on implementing the Jakarta Declaration. Rather, it offers key policy elements, institutional mechanisms and capacity development that can be adapted, as appropriate, to national contexts to accelerate progress in disability-inclusive development.
Prashant Verma, Accessibility Specialist, DAISY Consortium, provided support in developing the accessible PDF and ePub versions of the Operational Guide.