Established in March 1988, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) is a national umbrella organization of and for persons with diverse disabilities. CDPF's mission is to promote the full participation of persons with disabilities in society on an equal basis with others, ensure that persons with disabilities share in the material and cultural achievements of society, as well as foster humanitarianism in society. Headquartered in Beijing, CDPF has about 120 thousand full-time employees nationwide.
CDPF performs three key functions: represent the common interests and safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities; provide comprehensive services to persons with disabilities; and, as commissioned by the Government of China, supervise the administration of disability-related affairs. CDPF is Secretariat of China’s State Council Working Committee on Disability.
CDPF enjoys special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. CDPF also represents China in, among others, the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, convened by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.