AICHR 2nd Regional Dialogue on the Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN Community
On June 29 – July 1, AGENDA participated in the “AICHR 2nd Regional Dialogue on the Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN Community” in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The AGENDA Disability Rights Advisor served as one of the speakers in Session 1 of the Regional Dialogue which was about the ASEAN Community and its implication to the enjoyment of the rights of persons with disabilities.
On June 28, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) partner in Indonesia, Persatuan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia (PPDI/the Indonesia Disabled People Association) organized an “Interface Meeting of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States” in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The meeting was participated by two representatives of DPOs from 10 ASEAN member states, Chairperson of ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF), Chairman of PPDI as an affiliate organization to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), and H. E. Dr. Seree Nonthasood (the Representative of Thailand to the AICHR). The meeting aimed to share opinions from their respective DPO communities on the draft Regional Action Plan and to develop specific recommendations on the rights of persons with disabilities in education, employment and health for AICHR’s consideration. The Interface Meeting brought together input gathered during the country-level DPO feedback meetings that AGENDA has supported in the past six months.