53 Asia-Pacific countries agree to Jakarta Declaration on disability

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(VOVWORLD) - Dozens of Asian and Pacific countries agreed on Friday to adopt a six-point Jakarta Declaration to create an inclusive world for people with disabilities at a high-level intergovernmental meeting held earlier this week in Jakarta. 

53 Asia-Pacific countries agree to Jakarta Declaration on disability - ảnh 1(Photo: VNA) 

The first point of the Declaration is to harmonize national legislations with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The second is to promote the meaningful participation of women and men with disabilities of all ages in planning, implementation, and decision-making on policies, programs, and political processes through reasonable accommodation.

The third point involves paying special attention to the special needs of persons with diverse disabilities and women, children, and elderly with disabilities to increase the accessibility of the physical environment, public transportation, information and communication.

The fourth is to promote the power of the private sector to push disability-inclusive development.

The fifth is to promote a gender-responsive life cycle approach to develop and implement policies and programs related to disability by paying special attention to children, youth, women, and elderly people living with disabilities.

The sixth is to take action, based on information provided by competent national institutions and other recognized sources, to close the disability data gap and strengthen the capacity to track progress in disability-inclusive development.