An inclusive and equitable Pacific Society where all human
rights of all persons with disabilities are realised, as outlined in
the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
In pursuing its vision, PDF seeks to exemplify the following
To ensure full inclusion and effective participation of persons
with disabilities in Pacific Island countries and Territories
- our evidence-based advocacy and
- active engagement in policy development, implementation and monitoring of the CRPD, SDG, PFRPD, Incheon Strategy and other relevant global and regional frameworks,
- in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
- Promote and advocate for the recognition of all human rights of all persons with disabilities.
- Promote and advocate for the recognition of the needs and interests of Pacific persons with disabilities in respect of political, economic, social and cultural development.
- Promote and advocate for the recognition of the needs and rights of women, youth and children with disabilities.
- Provide a democratic multilateral decision-making forum for the resolution of issues that have a Pacific regional dimension.
- Collect and disseminate information about disability-related concerns in the Pacific region.
- Encourage and support the development and strengthening of Pacific disabled persons organisations.
- Promote cooperation and joint activity in respect of disability-related concerns among Pacific region disabled persons organisations, agencies of the United Nations in the Asia and Pacific region, Pacific governments, Pacific region national human rights institutions, intergovernmental bodies, donor and development agencies and other relevant bodies.
- Develop and publish disability policy and program resources.
- Promote and support research into disability-related concerns in the Pacific region.
- Promote, support and monitor the implementation of the UNESCAP Incheon Strategy ‘To Make the Right Real’ for Persons with Disabilities in the Asia and Pacific Region 2013-2025, UN Sustainable Development goals and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
- Promote, support and monitor the implementation of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism and the Pacific Framework for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2016-2025, and all other intergovernmental agreements and initiatives for the benefit of persons with disabilities.
- Represent and promote the interests and concerns of the PDF at Pacific regional, Asian and Pacific regional and international events and decision-making processes.