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Weekly Update 12 February 2016
Weekly Update 12 February 2016

Greeting from the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).
 
Partnership and networking is crucial in advancing the promotion, protection, and enjoyment of persons with disabilities rights and interests in the region.

Pacific Disability Forum | 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update
Weekly Update

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).

The inclusion of persons with disabilities in the planning, developing, implementation and monitoring processes of development frameworks, legislation, policies and programs is crucial in ensuring that their rights are protected, promoted and enjoyed. The UNESCAP’s Disability at a Glance 2015 report published in December 2015, reported that there are 6,310,795 persons with disabilities in the Pacific (including Timor Leste) and including them in all part of the processes will ensure the protection, promotion and realisation of their rights and interest.


Pacific Disability Forum | 1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update 19 January 2016
Weekly Update 19 January 2016

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).

The inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life is crucial as we build towards a disability inclusive Pacific.

Pacific Disability Forum | 1/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

NATA LAUNCHES EU FUNDED PROJECT FOR IMPROVED PARTICIPATION IN TONGA...
NATA LAUNCHES EU FUNDED PROJECT FOR IMPROVED PARTICIPATION IN TONGA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Hon. Minister for Health, Dr. Saia Piukala today launched the European Union‟s support to the Naunau „o e „Alamaite Tonga Association (NATA) under the 10th European Development Fund scheme for Non State Actors. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

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32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

The 32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on April 25-26, 2016, at the Hawai'i Convention Center in Honolulu. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) in partnership with the Australian Government, the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation (FDPF) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which falls on 3rd December each year with the theme ‘Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of all Abilities’.


Pacific Disability Forum | 12/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

International Day of Persons With Disabilities
International Day of Persons With Disabilities

The Pacific Disability Forum in partnership with The Australian High Commission, The University of the South Pacific and Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation would like to extend an invitation to the public to join us in the celebration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities at the Australian Pacific Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, on Thursday, 3rd December from 10:00am.

Pacific Disability Forum | 12/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update 20 November 2015
Weekly Update 20 November 2015

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum.
 
The development of disability inclusive laws, legislations, policies and frameworks is key in advancing the protection and promotion of persons with disabilities rights and interest. However, if they are not properly enforced and monitored they do not serve its right purpose of being developed.


Pacific Disability Forum | 11/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Review of the Federated States of Micronesia National Disability Po...
Review of the Federated States of Micronesia National Disability Policy

A joint mission by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), UNESCAP Pacific Office and Pacific Disability Forum(PDF) visited Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) from 2-10 November 2015 to work with the national Government and stakeholders on the review of their National Disability Policy, 2009 to 2016.

Pacific Disability Forum | 11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Communication and Advocacy training for PWDSI
Communication and Advocacy training for PWDSI

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) conducted advocacy and communication training for People With Disability Solomon Islands (PWDSI) from the 9 to 13 November 2015.

Pacific Disability Forum | 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM