Jakarta, March 5, 2020 - Given the importance of respecting human rights in the achievement of SDGs as emphasized in the Agenda 2030 document, which states that the 17 SDGs and 169 SDGs targets "strive to realize human rights for all" and the 2030 Agenda "is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights treaties", the Special Committee for Integrity of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KUPAS-KADIN) and the Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards (FIHRRST) held a breakfast meeting on March 5, 2020, to discuss the harmonization of the implementation of these two important "agendas" by companies. Respect for Human Rights as The Basis of Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals was the theme of the discussion.
This event was also the starting point for the collaboration between KUPAS-KADIN and FIHRRST in respecting business and human rights and encouraging the contribution of companies to fulfill SDGs.
"Considering the interrelation between human rights and SDGs, the collaboration of KUPAS-KADIN and FIHRRST is expected to advance respect for human rights by the business world and advance the contribution of achieving SDGs," said Adri Istambul LG Sinulingga, Chairperson of KUPAS-KADIN Indonesia. "That's why on this occasion, we have signed the MoU as the beginning of KUPAS-KADIN cooperation which will continue going forward,” he further said.