Papuan represents Indonesia at child conference in Sweden

Papuan represents Indonesia at child conference in Sweden


Wamena, Papua (ANTARA News) - A young Papuan from Wamena, Jayawijaya District, Papua Province, will represent Indonesia at a child conference in Sweden from Feb 9 to 18, 2018.

The First Assistant of Jayawijaya District Secretary, Wusono Wamono, stated here on Tuesday that 16-year-old Kristian Kogoya, who will be participating in the event, will gain and share information on the rights and protective measures on violence against children to his friends in Indonesia.

"This is the second time he will represent Papua and Indonesia at the international event. We hope he would share the knowledge gained from the event with other children," he remarked.

Kogoya will be accompanied by Kaleb Robinson Lau from non-profit organization Wahana Visi Indonesia of Papua. Kogoya noted that the child conference is an endeavor to end violence against children.

"UNICEF, the Swedish government, We Protect Alliance, and World Vision organizations invite Kogoya to represent Papuan and Indonesian children at the conference in Sweden, which will discuss the 2030 agenda to end violence against children," Robinson revealed.

Earlier, Kogoya had spoken on children issues at the International Forum held at the 8th Milestone in Ottawa, Canada, in October 2017.

"In Sweden, he will speak on cases that involve children," he concluded.