Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim will be representing Singapore at the 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (AMMSWD) and the 5th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development+3 (AMMSWD+3) from 29 - 30 September 2016 in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
AMMSWD, which meets once every three years, oversees ASEAN cooperation in the area of social welfare and development and its continued efforts in addressing social risks faced by persons with children, women, the elderly and persons with disabilities. The theme for the 9th AMMSWD is “Strengthening Social Welfare Development in Pursuing ASEAN Community Vision 2025”.
The Meetings will adopt the Strategic Framework on Social Welfare and Development 2016 – 2020 and discuss the implementation of various regional documents that promotes the well-being of children, women, the elderly, persons with disabilities and vulnerable groups in ASEAN.
Accompanying Parliamentary Secretary A/Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim are officials from the Ministry of Social and Family Development.