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The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) is part of the World Blind Union (WBU). Through this website you can keep up to date with the work we are doing to promote the interests of blind and vision impaired people in this region. You can:

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General Assembly reports now available

Varius documents relevant to the recent World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia are now available for you to read on this website. These include country reports, the Treasurer’s report and the official statement adopted by the Assembly. Find them at our General Assemblies page. We’ll add more documents and reports if they … Read more

WBU statement on White Cane Day October 15, 2018

In October every year, blind and partially sighted persons across the world celebrate White Cane Day. The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually sighted persons can live and work independently while giving back to their communities. It is also aimed at celebrating the … Read more

UlaanBaatar Statement

We, the participants at the World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBUAP) Mid-Term Regional General Assembly in UlaanBaatar, 12 September, 2018 adopt the following statement and refer it to relevant stakeholders for their consideration and action where appropriate: 1. We request governments to review or enact legislation which ensures that the United Nations Convention on … Read more

Vietnam Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

During the last period, Vietnam Blind Association (VBA) has selected a new board member due to the 9th General Assembly hold in Hanoi on 6-7 December 2017. The General Assembly welcomed 442 participants from 57 local provinces and 3 international delegations including Ms. Michiko Tabata – WBUAP president, Thailand Association of the Blind and Laos … Read more

Thailand Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

By Thailand Association of the Blind There are many areas of improvements in the past 2 year (2016-2018). Some of the important development projects are as follows: Thailand association of the blind (TAB) had important presentation of the sub-regional meeting on Marrakesh treaty and the production and exchange of accessible books at Grand Pacific hotel … Read more

Philippine country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

PHILIPPINE BLIND UNION BY: MR. JOSE M. ROBREDO JR. Chairman/National President The Philippines is a country of 7,107 islands and has a total population of 100,981,437, as per the August 1, 2015 Census. However, statistical data on persons with disability are based on the 2010 Census which indicates that about 16 per thousand of the … Read more

New Zealand Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

New Zealand’s Country Report covers the period of 2016 to 2018. This joint report is provided by the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (New Zealand’s primary provider of blindness services), and the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (oldest member-led consumer driven organisation referred to as a disabled people’s organisation). Our organizations … Read more

Mongolia Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Due to lack of methodology on how to assess a person’s degree of disability including visually impaired persons, there are different data about visually impaired person’s social condition in Mongolia. For instance, According to the 2010 census on population and housing, 128,000 people with disabilities live in Mongolia, out of which 16,600 are blind or … Read more