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Centre for Disability Research and Policy endorses 'Make the Right Real' campaign


3 December 2012

As we celebrate the 'International Day of People with Disability' today the University's Centre for Disability Research and Policy acknowledges the great work that is happening to accelerate the ratification and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the Asia-Pacific.

Progress for the Asia-Pacific

Most recently governments of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Region gathered at a Incheon in the Republic of Korea, from 29 October to 2 November 2012 to chart the course of the new Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities for the period 2013 to 2022.

The Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific:

· aims to accelerate disability-inclusive development and CRPD ratification and implementation

· is derived from 20 years of experience: Asian and Pacific Decades of Disabled Persons: 1993-2002 and 2003-2012

· will focus on delivering time-bound and measureable goals and targets

· is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) principles

· has a tine Time-frame for achieving goals: Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013 to 2022

· acknowledged that for a disability-inclusive Asia-Pacific, partnerships must be forged: multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder, and multi-level

Read more about the strategy at the UNESCAP website.

The Centre for Disability Research and Policy's contribution

Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Director, Centre for Disability Research and Policy warmly welcomes the release of the Strategy.

"Our Centre is playing a role in providing support to countries in the Asia- Pacific region to build capacity in disability rights based policy which is an important component of realising this strategy," says Professor Llewellyn.

"We are bringing key stakeholders from countries that have signed and ratified the CRPD with those yet to do so and learning from Australia's experience in disability policy are major aims of this work."

How can you show your support?

Visit the Make the Rights Real website and show your support with just one click today.

International Day of People with Disability 2012

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. Visit the International Day of People with Disability website to find out more about celebratory events and activities happening in your area.