DPI/AP Reports 2010

Regional Conference on ASEAN and Disability 1-2 December 2010, Jakarta, Indonesia

Opening ceremony Mr. Agung Laksono, Coordinating Minister of Peopleโ€™s Welfare of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. haryono Suyono, the Chairmam of Indonesia National Council on Social Welfare (DNIKS), Mr. Yasunobu Ishii, The Nippon Foundation, Mr. Shoji Nakanishi, Regional Chairperson of DPIAP and Ms. Saowalak Thongkuay Regional Development Officer, DPIAP

Disabled Peoples' International Asia-Pacific and Persatuan Penyandang Cacat Indonesia (Disabled Persons Association of Indonesia) will co-organize the "Regional Conference and Expo on ASEAN and Disability" on 1-2 December, 2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia. This conference is supported by the Indonesian government and The Nippon Foundation.

The theme of this conference is "Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities; Mainstreaming Disability in Millennium Development Goals in ASEAN Community". The main objectives are to share good practices in ASEAN region and to discuss strategy to promote the mainstreaming of disability perspectives in ASEAN Community. The Preparation Committee of ASEAN Disability Forum is expected to be organized as an outcome of this conference. For more details, please find the attached documents.

This year, DPI AP already launched a project "Mainstreaming Disability Perspective in ASEAN Community" which aims to contribute to the creation of the ASEAN Community where all ASEAN citizens with disabilities, regardless of types and severity of disability, can enjoy the community living on an equal basis with others, being provided with appropriate support. This project can be successful only through the effective joint effort of multi-stakeholders. In this regard, this event will provide an important opportunity to promote the mainstreaming of disability perspectives in ASEAN Community.


Please read THE JAKARTA DECLARATION from: http://www.dpiap.org/reports/doc/ASEAN_Disability_Jakarta_Declaration_10_12_08.doc

Source: DPIAP

Language: English
When: 7/12/2010

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