Gehlot leaves for Seoul to attend ‘global ageing and human rights of older persons’ meet

Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot has left for Seoul (Korea) to attend a conference on ‘Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Person’, an official release said.

Mr. Gehlot is heading a three-member Indian delegation to attend the 3rd ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) conference, jointly organized in Seoul during September 6 to the Republic of Korea and the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.

Aims and objectives of the conference:

The Conference will reaffirm the universal value of the human rights of older persons, share information on discrimination against the elderly and exemplary cases of long-term and palliative care in Asia and Europe, and also discuss operation and tasks of the ASEM Global Ageing Centre as an implementing institution for mutual cooperation among ASEM members for the protection and promotion of the human rights of older persons.

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation bringing together the 28 European Union member states, 2 other European countries, and the European Union with 21 Asian countries and the ASEAN Secretariat.

The ASEM dialogue addresses political, economic and cultural issues, with the objective of strengthening the relationship between the two regions, in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership.

It was officially established on 1 March 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

The ASEM Summit is a biennial meeting between the Heads of State and Government, the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, and the Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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