18.10.2013 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Supporting a National Law on Disability Rights in Indonesia

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

28 November 2013 – 8.00 – 17.30

Hotel Le Meridein, Jakarta
Contact Person: Daniel Ruiz de Garibay d.ruiz-de-garibay(at)unesco.org

With support from the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNPRPD) and in collaboration with various stakeholders, UNESCO will organize a one-day multi-stakeholders meeting to support the drafting process of a national law on disability rights in Indonesia in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). This event is part of the UN efforts to mark the International Day of People with Disability (December 3).

The aim of this meeting is to bring in Disabled People Organisations’ (DPOs) voices to the drafting process and to mobilize the Chamber of Representatives’ (DPR) support to disability rights. At the meeting UNESCO will present the results of research on current legal framework and will propose recommendations to the draft law.

The meeting will offer stakeholders the possibility reach a common understanding on the drafting process and on the content of the draft law. The lack of a national law on disability rights in line with the UNCRPD has been highlighted at various stakeholders meetings including the recent “National Dialogue on the Realization of the UNCRPD” which took place on June 11-12 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta and counted with the participation of Mr Shuhaib Chalken, the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability.

Since April 2013, UNESCO’s Office in Jakarta is working on a project called “Social Inclusion of People Living with Disabilities in Indonesia” aimed at building the capacity of Indonesian institutions that work or have some responsibility with regards to the rights of persons with disabilities.  As part of this project, UNESCO is keen to build a broad consensus around a draft law on disability rights.  For more details about this event please click here.

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