The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

30 May 2012

The New Asian & Pacific Decade of PWDs: 2013-2022

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), comprising member States of Asia-Pacific Region, decided to proclaim a new Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities for the period 2013 to 2022, through the adoption of a historic resolution during the ESCAP Commission's 68th session last May 23, 2012 Bangkok, Thailand. Click here to read.

Ms. Nanda Krairiksh, Director of Social Development Division of UNESCAP, expressed her appreciation to the Philippine Coalition of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) for their instrumental role in advocating for the New Decade of PWDs.

The resolution, which was sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Korea and co-sponsored by the Governments of Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Solomon Islands, and Thailand, was unanimously adopted by the Commission.

A launching of the new Decade with you in Incheon at the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, 29 October to 2 November 2012.


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