Nations’ Civilization Measured by Service to Persons with Disabilities: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 3 Desember 2021
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Photo Caption: President Jokowi in his remarks at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Friday (03/12).

In a bid to fulfill the rights of persons with disabilities, the Government said it has improved a number of regulations.

The Government, he added, has also appointed members of the National Disabilities Commission tasked to monitor and evaluate the exercise of rights of people with disabilities.

“Nevertheless, it is more important for us to implement the regulations,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in his remarks at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Friday (03/12).

The implementation of the regulations, the President continued, is definitely not easy, especially during the pandemic which has also impacted the economic power of persons with disabilities, especially those who work in the informal sector.

“However, the challenges during the pandemic have also provided us with opportunities to create new innovations, including the transformation of policies and programs that ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities,” President Jokowi said.

On that occasion, the President also ordered related ministries / institutions and regional governments to create innovations that aim to fulfill the right of persons with disabilities by involving families and communities and to carry out residential works integrated with various social welfare service programs and use adaptive technology.

The Head of State further said that persons with disabilities get priority in improving their abilities in formal and informal education, as well as in gaining access to continue upskilling and reskilling their abilities to get opportunities in jobs and entrepreneurship.

“Let me remind you that commitment and service to persons with disabilities is a measure of a nation’s civilization. As a big nation, Indonesia must continue to improve its civilization,” he remarked. (FID/UN) (GWH/EP)

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