BREAKING NEWS: DPI ASIA-PACIFIC ELECTED NEW EXECUTIVES!  

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

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