Fellowships with Accessible Books Consortium in Geneva, Switzerland closes 25 March

Please find attached the terms of reference and application form for three fellowship positions with the Accessible Books Consortium Secretariat at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Interested candidates should send the following documents to mailto:ABC.Fellows@wipo.int by Monday, March 25, 2019, before 6:00 p.m. Geneva time: a. the attached fellowship application form with … Read more

Thailand Joins Marrakesh

Neil Jarvis writes: On Monday 28 January 2019, Thailand deposited its Instrument of Ratification with WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organisation) in Geneva. Thailand thereby became the 77th country to join the Marrakesh Treaty. This is fabulous news and many congratulations are due to the Thai Association of the Blind and many other organisations in … Read more

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

Read about the countries in our region

Each of the 22 countries in the Asia Pacific Region of WBU has its own page. The page for Malaysia has been updated with information about the country as well as descriptions of services available for blind people. Read about Malaysia here. The country reports from previous regional general assemblies are also available. When they … Read more