Beijing declares commitment to UN CRPD
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In June 2012, CBM attended a Beijing forum 'Removing Barriers, Promoting Integration'. During the event the Vice Prime Minister of China, Mr Hui Lian Yu, made a speech confirming the political will of China towards the fulfilment of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Beijing Forum: Removing Barriers, Promoting Integration
More than 400 participants from over 20 nations, including representatives of governments, UN organisations, DPOs, and business sectors attended the event. On behalf of CBM, Silvana Mehra, Central East Asia Regional Director, gave a presentation to share CBM practices in Community Based Rehabilitation in China.
The Beijing Declaration represents the Chinese Government's commitment towards the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and progress concerning the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), focusing on the removal of barriers faced by persons with disabilities and promotion of equitable and inclusive development for all.
The Chinese Government adopted the Beijing Declaration on Disability-inclusive Development for submission to the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, to be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 29 October to 2 November 2012.
During the event of Beijing Forum "Removing Barriers, Promoting Integration", there was the famous musical & dancing staged performance by China Disabled People Performing Art Troupe "My Dream".