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20021028 Regional Response on Biwako Framework


20021028 Regional Response on Biwako Framework

Report from the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting to Conclude the Asian and Pacific
Decade of Disabled Persons, 1993-2002.UNESCAP

This report is a consideration of a regional framework for action towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilites in Asia and the Pacific.  


The present document sets out a draft regional framework for action that provides regional policy recommendations for action by Governments in the region and concerned stakeholders to achieve an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities in the new decade, 2003-2012. The regional framework for action identifies seven areas for priority action in the new decade. Each priority area contains critical issues, targets and the action required.


The regional framework for action explicitly incorporates the millennium development goals and their relevant targets to ensure that concerns relating to persons with disabilities become an integral part of efforts to
achieve the goals.