1. We, the Ministers/Heads of Delegations responsible for social welfare and development of ASEAN Member States, People’s Republic of China, Japan, and Republic of Korea convened the Fifth ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (5th AMMSWD+3), guided by the theme “Strengthening Social Welfare Development in Pursuing ASEAN Community Vision 2025”, on 30 September 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Strengthening Social Welfare Development in ASEAN Community

2. We deliberated and shared views on key regional instruments, namely: i) Bali Declaration on the Enhancement of the Role and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN Community;; ii) Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Ageing: Empowering Older Persons in ASEAN;; iii) The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Elimination of Violence Against Children in ASEAN;; and iv) Regional Framework and Action Plan to Implement the ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection, the ASEAN Plus Three Statement on Active Ageing, among others.

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