On the occasion of Side-Event of the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on
the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities
we cordially invite you to the panel discussion on

Accessibility in Asia and the Pacific

- Activities and Future Strategies -

17:30 p.m. to 18:30 p.m., Tuesday 28th November, 2017

Small Meeting Room 1, Apartment Building (1st floor),

China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities, Beijing

Organized by Japan Disability Forum (JDF) in cooperation with the Nippon Foundation
Under the auspices of Embassy of Japan in China

Sign language and caption services will be provided


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.


Opening Remarks

     Japan Disability Forum, The Nippon Foundation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Panel Discussion


    Mr. Santosh Kumar Rungta, President, Asian Blind Union

    Mr. Im Sung Taek, Management Committee Member, World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Regional Secretariat for Asia

   China Disabled Persons' Federation (TBC)

    Mr. Katsunori Fujii, Vice President, Japan Disability Forum, Japan

      Respondent: Mr. Hisayuki Kirihara, Japan National Group of Mentally Disabled People

   Mr. Akira Terashima, Chairperson of International Committee, Japan Disability Forum

Open-floor discussion

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