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Influenced the 60th commemoration of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta

This influence has got a good respond from the Government of Indonesia. It can be indicated by attending head of Steering Committee of 60th year of Asia Africa Conference in the Asia Africa Peoples Conference, and its declaration was cited by President in his speech that inequality is real.

Influenced the 60th commemoration of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta in April 2015. The first Asian-African Conference took place in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955. It was then presided over by Indonesia’s first president who fervently stirred up the spirit of anti-colonialism and non-aligned movement (neither capitalist nor socialist) by bringing together Asian and African countries at the time. The Conference also affirmed the importance of world peace and the independence of every nation.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Conference, INFID and civil society coalitions in Indonesia under the Asia-Africa Peoples Conference held a series of events, from press conferences to the write-up of thematic policy papers, and the organizing of the Asia Africa Peoples Conference. One key message of Peoples Conference is inequality has to be solved by global coordination particuarly among Asia and Africa Countries. These events culminated in the presentation of two documents, the Asia-Africa Peoples Declaration and Recommended Establishment of the Asia Africa Center.

This influence has got a good respond from the Government of Indonesia. It can be indicated by attending head of Steering Committee of 60th year of Asia Africa Conference in the Asia Africa Peoples Conference, and its declaration was cited by President in his speech that inequality is real. The President said that global governance particularly UN should be reformed in which voices poor and developing countries have to be increased.

Link to the Declaration.

Source: INFID