Thirty-first session

WPR/RC31.R20

Regional Programme for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation

         The Regional Committee,

         Recalling resolution WHA29.68 and United Nations General Assembly resolutions 31/123, 32/133, 33/170 and 34/154;

         Having considered the Regional Director's report on the present situation and the action taken in the Western Pacific Region;*

  1. RECOMMENDS that Member States should develop programmes, aimed at disability prevention and rehabilitation, by way of primary health care where appropriate, as their contribution to the International Year of Disabled Persons;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to develop a programme for collective action in the Region on disability prevention and rehabilitation;
    (2) to provide support to Member States in the development and implementation of their programmes within the framework of technical cooperation among developing countries;
    (3) to develop mechanisms to mobilize and coordinate the resources available to various intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations for the implementation of national and regional programmes.

* WPR/RC31/21

12 September 1980


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