Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened Jakarta International Conversation on Human Rights in Jakarta, Monday, 5 February. In her speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, reminded the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Vienna Declaration as an instrument that has produced the central principles of the so-called human rights. The conference is specifically held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and its Action Program.
"Through this Jakarta International Conversation on Human Rights, Indonesia is proud to take part in the commemoration of the 70 th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 25 th Anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and draft of Action. The two instruments embody key principles for deliberation of human rights, namely universality, objectivity, non- selectivity, non-politicization, and cooperation. 70 years on, this principle is critical, in today’s world where conflict, organized crime, and disaster around the world often result in great humanitarian issues," Retno said.
Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi also reminded the importance of cooperation from various existing elements to face issues related to human rights. Because, nowadays issues related to human rights often cause instability of international relations, both regionally and globally. Besides holding the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and its Action Program, the conference is also held to evaluate how the implementation of human rights as a whole. Therefore, in this conference the Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites all levels of society to attend and provide an assessment related to the implementation of human rights in the world.//// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)