On 23 May, 2016, Disabled Peoples’ International Asia-Pacific (DPI AP) Regional Assembly finished the first day, after accepting a series of reports from executives and the election. 

Following the election procedure approved in the previous Regional Council meeting in 2012, election was conducted in a democratic way with full transparency. Regional Councilors nominated candidates for each position and discussed openly before voting. Finally all the Executives were elected by consensus. Among 7 positions, only 2 were re-elected.

List of New DPI AP Executives

Regional Chairperson:  Mr. Shoji Nakanishi (Japan), re-elected

Regional Vice-Chairperson          Mr. Dae Song Kim (Korea), re-elected

representing Northeast Asia Subregion:

Regional Vice-Chairperson          Ms. Josephine de Vera (the Philippines)

representing Southeast Asia Subregion:

Regional Vice-Chairperson          Mr. Mohd Abdus Sattar Dulal (Bangladesh)

representing South Asia Subregion:

Regional Vice-Chairperson          Ms. Kesaia Domonatani Vilsoni (Fiji)

representing Oceania Subregion:

Secretary:                        Mr. Muhammad Shafiq Ur Rehman (Pakistan)

Treasurer:                        Mr. Dae Song Kim (Korea)

For inquiries,Mr. Keiichiro Tamaru, Secretariat in charge of international affairs, DPI-Japan email

25 mai 2016