The Constantinian Order NGO has been invited to participate in the “High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities- 2013/2022” co-hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Ministry of Social Affairs of Indonesia.
The Vice Delegate, Designated Representative to UNESCAP, has travelled from Bangkok to join Ministers, government officials, persons with disabilities, civil society, members of the media and private sector allies gathered to chart a new path for the over 700 million persons with disabilities in the Region.
Besides Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, Key Speakers have been
Tri Rismaharini, Minister of Social Affairs of Indonesia;
Jun Byung Wang, Deputy Minister for Social Welfare Policy, Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea.
The meeting has reviewed progress made in the past decade, fostered consensus on new strategic directions, and renewed commitments to disability rights and disability-inclusive development (especially in the field of education, work, transport, technology), leading up to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The full-day program has been enriched by traditional songs and dances performed by children with disabilities, various side events, a Gala Dinner hosted by the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, and a visit to the Centre of Excellence “Sentra Terpadu Inten Soeweno”, where disabled youth can learn professional skills especially in the mechanical sector.
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Lying on the northwest coast of Java, the world’s most populous island, Jakarta is the largest city in Southeast Asia and serves as the diplomatic capital of ASEAN
(Association of Southeast Asian Nations).