Pacific Island Forum strong solidarity expressed for disability agenda

October 12, 2012

From: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Forum Disability Ministers have expressed strong solidarity to push the agenda of disability in their countries and to make strong representations at the highest political levels within the region and globally.

This came at the end of the 2nd Forum Disability Ministers’ Meeting held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 3 – 4 October 2012.

The Ministers also recognized the important role that Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) play in the development of disability inclusive development strategies at national levels and pledged their support to a strengthening of relationships between governments and the DPOs.

The Ministers, in their resolutions called on the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to prepare draft statements on the Pacific presentations to global high level meetings such as the Intergovental Disability High Level Meeting in Incheon, Korea at the end of October 2012 and the UN High Level Meeting on Disability in September 2013.

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