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Disability at a Glance 2010

Disability at a Glance 2010

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Human development index (for 2007)

Human development index rank

99 (UNDP 2009)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$3 748 (UNDP 2009)a

Life expectancy at birth (years)

71.7 (UNDP 2009)

Combined gross enrolment ratio for primary,

78.0 per cent (UNDP 2009)b, c

secondary and tertiary education


Total population mid-2007

100 000 (United Nations 2006b)

Population of persons with disabilities

2 782 (Tonga 2006)

Proportion of persons with disabilities to total

2.8 per cent (Tonga 2006)

Definition of disability

No response provided (ESCAP 2006, Q 19)

Definition of persons with disabilities

No response provided (ESCAP 2006, Q 19)

Employment rate of persons with disabilities

33 per cent unemployment rate, as compared to a national
unemployment rate of 13.3 per cent (Tonga 2006)

Access to education

Not available (ESCAP 2006, Q 6/7.1)

Institutional framework

National coordination mechanism or disability

No (ESCAP 2006, Q 1(i), (ii))

focal point
Number of members and composition of the

Not applicable (ESCAP 2006, Q 1(ii))


Legislative and policy framework

Mention of disability in constitution

No (ESCAP 2006, Q 6(ii))

Comprehensive disability law

No (ESCAP 2006, Q 9)

Disability-specific anti-discrimination law

No (ESCAP 2006, Q 10)

Sectoral disability laws

No response provided (ESCAP 2006, Q 8(i))

National plan of action on disability

No (ESCAP 2006, Q 2(ii))

National efforts to promote an inclusive society

Employment quota scheme

Not available (ESCAP 2004c, Q 30(i))

National accessibility standards

New Zealand/Australian standards for building accessibility are
currently in use (ESCAP 2006, Q 13.1)

Standardized sign language

No. Some use Australian Sign Language (ESCAP 2006, Q 19.1)

ICT accessibility guidelines

No (ESCAP 2006, Q 17.1, 18.1)

Financial commitment

Proportion of disability (social) spending to

Not available

GDP or entire national budget



Annual budget allocated to the national

Not available (ESCAP 2006, Q 1(ii))

coordination mechanism

Commitment to regional and international instruments on disability

Signatory to the Proclamation of the Decade

1999 (ESCAP 2004b)

Ratification of ILO Convention 159

No (ILO 2010)

Ratification or signatory of the Convention on

Signed the Convention on 15 November 2007 (United Nations

the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and its


Optional Protocol


World Bank estimate based on regression.


Data refer to a year other than that specified.


UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate.


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