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Inclusive Society for All

22-05-2013
Thailand's 19 Ministers and 2 special agencies' representatives on stage at MOU signing ceremony
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MOU Signing Ceremony between 19 Ministries and two special agencies to support the promotion of accessible facilities and Universal Design in the country

CBM participated in the event of ‘Change Burden to Power, Inclusive Society for All and the Country’s Universal Design project' to promote rights of persons with disabilities and accessible environment in Thailand on 14 May 2013 at Santi Maitri Building, the Government House of Thailand.

Thailand goes inclusive

There are many people, wheelchair users participated in the innovative exhibition on technology and facility for persons with disabilities ©CBM
The innovative exhibition on technology and facility for persons with disabilities
Thailand Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, presided over the ‘Change Burden to Power, Inclusive Society for All and the Kick Off Country’s Universal Design project' on 14 May 2013 at Santi Maitri Building, the Government House of Thailand.

The project is running by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, together with Office of the Prime Minister, Educational institutions and Disabled People’s Organisations.

The two days event on 14-15 May 2013 was consisted of seminar, innovative exhibition on technology and facility for persons with disabilities and memorandum signing ceremony (MOU) between the 19 Ministries and two special agencies; the Office of Prime Minister and the National Police Agency, committed to support and provide accessible facilities for persons with disabilities and promotion of the Universal Design around the country.

Voices from Persons with Disabilities

There are two wheelchair users reading the statement to the audiences and press ©CBM
Ms.Natagamon Roongtim, CBM Disability Inclusive Development and Accessibility Advisor for Central East Asia region and Mr.Chaiyaporn Phuparat, Director of Disability Thailand read the support statement for the Implementation of Empowerment Act to the Prime Minister and audiences.
Ms.Natagamon Roongtim, CBM Disability Inclusive Development and Accessibility Advisor for Central East Asia region together with Mr.Chaiyaporn Phuparat, Director of Disability Thailand participated in this event and read the support statement for the Implementation of Empowerment Act to the Prime Minister of Thailand and audiences.

The participants included Ministers from various Ministries, National Police Commissioners, Ambassadors to ASEAN countries, Provincial Governors, NGO representatives, Disabled People’s Organisations, the media and persons with disabilities. The exhibition was opened to public and welcomed visitors over 1,000 people. 


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