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Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Sara Minkara will travel to Jakarta and Makassar, Indonesia, from October 4 through 11 to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) High-Level Forum on Disability-Inclusive Development and Partnership beyond 2025, and the first ever ASEAN-U.S. High-Level Dialogue on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. During the trip, she will also meet with government officials, regional and municipal authorities, local non-governmental organizations, disability activists, business and religious leaders, and other stakeholders to promote the full social and economic empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Follow Special Advisor Minkara on the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s Facebook and Twitter @StateDRL and Instagram @usa_humanrights. For media inquiries, please contact

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