Joint Statement of The ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development Mitigating Impacts of Covid-19 on Vulnerable Groups in ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

This Joint Statement the ASEAN Ministers responsible for social welfare and development outlines their concerns and commitments to action regarding meeting the needs of vulnerable people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including children with disabilities, children deprived of liberty, and children in institutional care, among other groups. 

In the Statement, the Ministers note that they are "deeply concerned over particular risks faced by vulnerable children such as children with disabilities, children affected by migration and trafficking, children in deprived of liberty, children in conflict situations, children in conflict with the law, children living and working on the street in urban, rural and remote areas as well as children in institutional care."