Fourth Asia-Pacific Community-Based Inclusive Development Congress kicks off in Ulaanbaatar
The 4thAsia-Pacific Community-Based Inclusive Development Congress being organized under the auspices of Prime Minister Khurelsukh kicked off at the Shangri-La hotel.
The 4thAsia-Pacific Community-Based Inclusive Development Congress being organized under the auspices of Prime Minister Khurelsukh kicked off at the Shangri-La hotel. The Congress is to be a regional platform to exchange lessons learned and good practices implemented on the economic empowerment of people with disabilities in order to break the cycle of poverty towards sustainable social development and economic growth through Community-Based Inclusive Development. The Government of Mongolia has worked closely with the International Organizing Committee to prepare for this important and meaningful event in the Asia-Pacific region. A large number of delegations have gathered in Mongolia from 34 countries of Asia and the Pacific as well as from 9 countries of other regions and continents to attend the 2-day session. Over 400 delegates from local government and non-governmental organizations of Mongolia are participating in the congress. Mongolia’s Prime Minister Khurelsukh attended the opening of the congress and delivered his speech.He said “In Mongolia, over 105 thousand people are living with disabilities.. We must reach out to every one of them and provide proper care and encouragement. As a result of the Government’s efforts, focusing on social protections of people with disabilities, the Social Insurance Fund and the Social Assistance Fund have been providing 15 different types of pensions, allowances, assistance and discounts to PWDs.”