Incheon Strategy for the new Asia-Pacific Decade, disability and development initiative
Following the CSO Workshop on Incheon Strategy in Seoul, Republic of Korea, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific organized an important meeting to prepare the “regional action framework to guide the implementation of a new decade to promote the rights of persons with disabilities, 2013-2022.” which is called “Incheon Strategy”, based on the upcoming intergovernmental meeting to be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, 29 October to 2 November, 2012. The official title of the meeting was “the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, which met in Bangkok, Thailand, 14-16 March 2012. Inclusion International was represented by Nagase Osamu, council member.
15 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), which had been nominated for this ESCAP meeting, met in Bangkok on 13 March 2012, one day before the ESCAP meeting, to prepare a joint CSO statement on the Incheon Strategy. As in Seoul, Nagase served as a member of drafting committee, and made a substantive contribution in making a unified voice of the CSOs. During the ESCAP meeting on 14 March, Nagase made a statement on behalf of 15 CSOs on goal 2 on promotion of participation in political processes and in decision-making.
The Incheon Strategy is following the format of Millennium Development Goals and consists of 10 goals, 23 targets and 48 indicators in the current draft. The Incheon Strategy is expected to be a substantive contribution to the post MDGs process on disability and development, including the High-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on disability and development, 23 September 2013.
Related wet site of ESCAP: http://www.unescap.org/sdd/