Mr. Katsunori Fujii
Chairperson, Workability Asia
"Together We Can Make the Defference!"
I am very much pleased to welcome you to the Annual Conference of Workability Asia
Workability Asia is the network of organizations which provide work and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in Asia.
Work and employment is one of the key issues in the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities. Through employment we earn a living, male high self-esteem and increase participation in the community.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific report that 650 million persons wit disabilities live in Asia and the Pacific and the number is expected to rise over the next decades due to population ageing, natural disaster ans other factors. Most live in poverty and have less economic participation. Job and employment is one of the best means of overcoming poverty. It is also our important role to promote the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.