The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3).

The Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD) told a press conference in Hanoi on November 21 that the biennial event is to review the progress made on the realisation of the rights of people with disabilities set in a strategy reached at the first APDF in Incheon, the Republic of Korea in 2012.

With three plenary sessions, the conference will offer an opportunity for Vietnamese disabled people to learn experience from those who share the same plight in all over the world.

Vietnam will take this occasion to promote its image to international friends and help them know more about the Party and State’s attention to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, including the Law on Persons with Disabilities.

A number of side events will be organised on November 29, including a walking tour of Hanoi, a display of products made by disabled people, a gala dinner and a singing contest.-VNA