1. The Convention was adopted by UN General Assembly on December 13, 2006 and opened for signing by the State Parties on March 30, 2007. Adoption of the Convention has really imparted empowerment to Persons with Disabilities across the globe to demand their rights and make State, private and civil society agencies accountable for enjoying their rights.
Incheon Strategy “To make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and Pacific. The Ministers and representative of members and associate members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) assembled at the High Level Inter Governmental meeting on the final review of the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012 held at Incheon, Korea from 29th October – 2 nd November, 2012 and adopted the Incheon Strategy “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. The ESCAP in its 69th Session held from 25th April – 1stMay, 2013 passed the resolution endorsing the Ministerial declaration and Incheon Strategy.
Thehigh-level inter-Governmental meeting on mid-point review of the Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities (2013-2022) in Beijing was held from 27th November to 1st December, 2017. After deliberations in the meeting, Beijing Declaration was adopted which outlines action plan for the State parties to achieve the targets of Incheon Strategy in the next five years.
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