3The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific (WBU-AP) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit association, and one of the six regions of the World Blind Union (WBU). WBU-AP is the Voice of the blind and visually impaired in The Asia Pacific Region.
WBU-AP aims to:
- Work towards the advancement and well-being of blind and vision impaired people (otherwise referred to as “blind”) through equalization of opportunities and full participation in society with dignity, raise awareness of the capabilities of blind people, and strengthen the self-help movements to further the interests of blind people.
WBU-AP provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of blindness, and seeks to work in partnership with Governments of this Region to achieve its objectives as enshrined in its Constitution.
The WBU-AP region was established in 2001 and it has its own region Constitution. It is administered by a Board and Policy Council. The supreme power of WBU-AP is vested in the Quadrennial General Assembly of its members.
The WBU-AP region has 21 member-countries organised into three sub-regions – East Asia, Pacific and Oceania, and South-East Asia. Here is a list of current members.
East Wind is the region’s newsletter which keeps members up-to-date with events. Recent issues are available on the WBU-AP website.
For more information visit the WBU Asia Pacific website.