Teacher and students at Gospel School for the Deaf in Fiji
Disability in the Pacific
People with disabilities in the Pacific face many barriers to full participation.  These barriers to education, employment, housing, transport and create a vicious cycle of exclusion.
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The Pacific Disability forum advocates for persons with disabilities at the regional level.  We are working towards changing perceptions of disability in the community and at the government level.
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We work hard to ensure that disability is factored into planning and development across the region, so the benefits reach everyone in the community.
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Welcome to the Pacific Disability Forum

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is a regional peak body that works in partnership with Disabled Persons Organisations in the Pacific region.  Our aim is to build the capacity of these organisations and improve the lives of persons with disabilities in the Pacific through advocacy. 

Since our formation in 2004, PDF has worked hard to advocate for disability issues in our region and internationally.   You can find out more about our work and how to help by exploring our website. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us


PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISABILITY

PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISABILITY 2017

Theme –  Building a More Inclusive and Equitable Pacific for all Persons with Disabilities

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The Fifth Pacific Regional Conference on Disability was held at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa from 20th to 24th February 2017.  The Conference was jointly organised by the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF), Nuanua O Le Alofa (NOLA) as host organization and the Government of Samoa with funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Government of Australia.

The Conference was attended by around 200 delegates representing organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs), Governments, regional and international organisations, universities, and development partners from American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America and Vanuatu.
12/2/2017
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year on 3 December with the aim to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society, development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all’. The theme reiterates the 2030 Agenda plea of leaving no one behind and encourages a society that is sustainable and resilient for all
11/24/2017
International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2017: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”
 
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year on 3 December. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of and on the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
                                                                                            
This year’s theme is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) in the Pacific are commemorating the day to raise awareness on persons with disabilities’ issues and interest in transforming a society to be sustainable and resilient for all Pacific persons with disabilities. These issues range from empowering persons with disabilities and their families’ to highlight the important roles they play in building a sustainable and resilient society for all to building the capacity of duty bearers on the rights and interests of persons with disabilities in the Pacific.
 
Below is a highlight of the various activities happening around the Pacific to commemorate the International day of persons with disabilities.
11/16/2017
Resource Team for the national disability association, Fusi Alofa Association Tuvalu (FAA Tuvalu) is undergoing a 2-day refresher training on the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - CRPD.