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‘ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025’: A new horizon for persons with disabilities

  • Seree Nonthasoot


Jakarta   /   Wed, January 2, 2019   /  06:16 pm
‘ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025’: A new horizon for persons with disabilities Southeast Asian unity: A woman passes flags at the ASEAN Summit at Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore. (Reuters/Edgar Su)

The adoption of the “ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” at the Singapore Summit on Nov. 15 marks a new milestone for persons with disabilities in the regional community. For the first time since the commencement of ASEAN in 2015, the leaders have shown to persons with disabilities what it means to be part of a “people-centered community”. 

The Masterplan has created key action points for the three ASEAN pillars: the political security, economic and the social-cultural communities, to make the rights of persons with disabilities relevant and aligned with various international and regional instruments, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that all ASEAN member states have ratified, the “Incheon strategy: Making the rights real for persons with di...

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