Date: December 18, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou said Dec. 17 that the ROC government is committed
to enhancing the well-being of the disabled and promoting equal opportunities for all members of society in Taiwan.
“Attainment of this worthy goal is being achieved through incorporating related international covenants into law,” Ma said. “These include passage of an enactment act last year aimed at implementing the provisions of U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”
The president made the remarks while delivering the opening address at a CRPD international conference in Taipei City.
According to Ma, the government has chalked up significant headway in ensuring dignified and equal treatment of the disabled. “Following adoption of the U.N. convention in 2006, the People with Disabilities Rights Protection Act was amended a year later to bring it more in line with international standards,” he said. [FULL STORY]