ASEAN holds dialogue on the rights of persons with disabilities
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened the 2018 Dialogue to mainstream the rights of persons with disabilities in the ASEAN Community from 3 to 5 December in Bangkok.
Focusing on the theme “Accessibility Through Universal Design,” the dialogue gathered participants from ASEAN sectoral bodies, government officials, organisations of persons with disabilities, national human rights institutions and experts on disability rights. It commenced with the launch of the “ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” in conjunction with commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The dialogue was organised by Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, the Representative of Thailand to the AICHR, with support from Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund and the Australian Government.