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

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

Population as at 18th June, 2018 stands at 32,027,681. The total number of people with disabilities total about 430,000.00while the number of people affected by blindness (covering blind and vision impaired) stands at 43,000. It should be noted that the definition of blindness in Malaysia is a little different from that of the World Health … Read more

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

In September 2017, Lao Association of the Blind celebrated the 10th anniversary of the organization. During 2015-2018, LAB has been performing community based rehabilitation activities continually that could identify more new members as follows: in 2016 it had 1,752 members, in 2017 the number of members became 2,051 and during the first half of this … Read more

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

1) Population Profile Data of the Blind Community The total Korean population is 51,806,977(July, 2018) and approximately 250,000 are registered as the visually impaired. According to a 2015 study by the Korea Disabled Development Institute, The number of disabled people is decreasing, The number of registered visually impaired people has been increasing gradually since 2012. … Read more