The Pacific Disability Forum is meeting in Samoa this week to focus on building a more inclusive and equitable Pacific for people with disabilities.
Representatives from 19 Pacific countries and territories are attending the five-day conference in Apia.
The forum's chief executive officer, Setareki Macanawai, said the conference will cover a diverse range of topics including climate change.
"When you talk about relocating a village, that's close to the coastal area, because of the rising sea-level, there will be people with disabilities in that village," Mr Macanawai said.
"Everything including climate change affects people with disabilities - I think sometimes we forget."
The conference will also discuss issues like education and employment.