Ministry of Social Affairs Holds Exhibition at HLIGM-FRPD Meeting
CIBINONG (October 21, 2022) - The Ministry of Social Affairs held an Exhibition in the framework of the 75th High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (HLIGM-FRPD) 2013-2022.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) held a High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities. Indonesia will host the meeting that will be held on 19-21 October 2022.
The HLIGM-FRPD 2022 meeting was opened on 19 October 2022 at the Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta to discuss issues on persons with disabilities throughout the Asia Pacific, namely the progress and achievements of handling disability over the last 10 years (2013-2022), Strategy developments of ESCAP member countries in efforts to fulfill the rights of persons with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific region, and discuss efforts towards the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
The meeting which was attended by delegates from ESCAP member countries, observers, government organizations, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations including organizations of persons with disabilities from countries in Asia and the Pacific was well entertained by the Minister of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Tri Rismaharini at the Gala Dinner which held on the second day, October 20, 2022, at the Ministry of Social Affairs Head Office, Central Jakarta. In the Gala Dinner, MoSA and UNESCAP collaborated with persons with disabilities to appear in front of guests from various countries.
On this occasion, on the third day of the 2022 HLIGM-FRPD meeting, Social Affairs Minister Risma invited delegates from ESCAP member countries to visit 4 points where the exhibitions of the work of beneficiaries have been fostered by 31 Centers belonging to MoSA.
The exhibition, which was held at Inten Soeweno Cibinong Integrated Center, is a series of events at the Asia-Pacific High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (HLIGM-FRPD).
The products on display are superior products for persons with disabilities, namely three-wheeled motorbikes assembled for disabilities, wheelchairs, adaptive sticks, and hot water sensors.
In addition, ATENSI also attended this vocational exhibition, namely sewing, making salted eggs, making doormats and brooms, making pukis cakes, making ciwitan hijabs, libraries, making splash batik, making decoupage, making batik ratna geulis Bogor, making keceng gift boxes and painting, therapy, reflection, Kopi Cinta, selling vegetables with electric motors, etc. This event is an opportunity for persons with disabilities to show their work to delegates from various countries.
Undrakhpay Chuluundavaa, a disabled person in a wheelchair, was one of the delegates from Mongolia who visited the exhibition and saw the work of persons with disabilities, one of which was a wheelchair. "I'm from the Mongolian Government, there are also trying to develop wheelchair technology, electric wheelchairs, but haven't found a way, so I think we have to find a way to develop for my country, thank you very much for letting me try the wheelchair, this is very fun for me ", he said.
Wawang Sunarya (40), a disabled artist who makes action figure miniatures exhibits his creations at Integrated Center “Inten Soeweno” Bogor exhibition. The man who was born in Bogor is one of the alumni of Inten Soeweno Integrated Center in 2009. He gets various job opportunities in various companies while working he pursues his hobby of making action figures. At the beginning of opening a business to manufacture an action figure, Wawang received capital support from MoSA for IDR 5 million in 2012.
The price of miniatures made by Wawang for small sizes is IDR 50,000-100,000, while for costumes it is priced at IDR 300,000-500,000. The most expensive action figure ever sold for IDR 5 million due to the level of difficulty and size ordered.
“I am very happy to be able to showcase my products in front of guests from various countries, this is an honor for me. I hope my business can grow," said Wawang.
This exhibition is proof of
the commitment of the Indonesian government to fulfilling the rights of persons
with disabilities to work and have equal opportunities in businesses.