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Regional Stakeholder Consultation of the Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012

Updated: August 2021
A woman stands in front of a grey wall in a room, possibly a classroom. In her right hand the woman is holding up a blue and white ballot that looks like it’s been folded previously. Her left hand is gesturing toward the ballot, and she is speaking.

Goal 2 of the Regional Stakeholder Consultation for the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, Second Session states:


The following suggestions were made for consideration:


(a) A new target on “Increase participation of self-help organizations and family advocacy groups in national, sub-national and local advocacy organizations”;


(b) Include “youth with disabilities”; “persons with intellectual disabilities”; and “persons with psychosocial disabilities”; “reasonable accommodation and capacity building for persons with diverse disabilities to exercise their right to vote”; and “representative organizations of persons with disabilities and their family members”;


(c) Reflect “participation of persons with disabilities in local legislative bodies and in the judicial process”; “decision making bodies in other development sectors”; the inclusion of “diverse disability groups not only in the national coordination mechanism, but also in subnational coordination mechanisms (provincial/State; and local)”;


(d) Include reference to the need for election-related information materials, and procedures to be made accessible for persons with diverse disabilities, including the registration of persons with disabilities as voters;


(e) Add “Inclusion of persons with disabilities and their organizations in the national election commission or equivalent body”