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Germany and Indonesia Discussed About inclusion and Social Security

June 18th, 2014
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News from Berlin – German State Secretary Jörg Asmussen welcomed Indonesia’s Minister of Social Affairs Salim Segaf Al Jufri at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin on 13 June. The main focus of their discussion revolved around the inclusion of persons with disabilities and social security.

At the meeting, Asmussen took the opportunity to explain in depth the National Action Plan to Implement the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Germany, and how the scheme is likely to develop in the future. In addition, he advocated the requirement for further cooperation among states to raise awareness on the plight suffered by persons with disabilities. In that respect, he argued that Indonesia represents a strategic partner for such endeavour, notably in the context of the Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM), an interregional summit which meets every two years to discuss political, economic and social issues.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the UN Headquarters in New York, and entered into force on 3 May 2008. It reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and establishes a preliminary legal framework for the exercise of such rights.

The German State Secretary also pledged to continue to bolster cooperation with Indonesia both at the national and multilateral level.  

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