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Call for Applications: The 1st Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Asia)
20 June 2013 2:32 pm

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Asian Development Alliance (ADA) announce the call for applications for the 1st Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy) to be held in Bogor, Indonesia on 25-31 August 2013. The GALA Academy is a new training programme aimed to strengthen advocacy capacity of the mid-level [ Read more ]

23rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, 27 May-14 June 2013
31 May 2013 6:04 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 23rd regular session (HRC-23) from 27 May to 14 June 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.

21st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 10-28 September 2012
10 September 2012 12:32 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 21st regular session (HRC-21) from 10 until 28 September 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page. Oral Statements 14 September 2012 – Item 3: Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural [ Read more ]

20th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 18 June – 6 July 2012
14 June 2012 12:11 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 20th regular session (HRC-20) from 18 June until 6 July in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page. Oral Statements 21 June 2012 – Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of assembly [ Read more ]

19th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 27 February – 23 March 2012
27 February 2012 11:12 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 19th regular session (HRC-19) from 27 February until 23 March in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.   Oral Statements 5 March – Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, [ Read more ]

18th HRC Regular Session: Oral Statement on the UPR Plenary on Singapore
22 September 2011 5:53 pm

18th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on Singapore Thank you, Madam President. The government of Singapore’s central argument during the UPR Working Group session on 6 May 2011 was that a “balance” between economic prosperity and restrictions on fundamental rights and freedoms are necessary in [ Read more ]

UN Human Rights Council 18th Regular Session
12 September 2011 7:02 am

FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 12-30 September 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland. Oral and Written Statements 12 September – Item 2: Updates by the High Commissioner for Human Rights – General Debate 13 September – Panel Discussion on the Promotion and Protection of Human [ Read more ]

ANNI Regional Conference on the Engagement with the APF
7 September 2011 4:34 pm

Every year, since its establishment, the ANNI organizes an NGO meeting parallel to the annual conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF): From 2007 to 2009, it co-organized the NGO meeting together with the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)  and the international Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP). In [ Read more ]

Regional Consultation on Development and Human Rights
21 August 2011 11:42 am

FORUM-ASIA and Dignity International co-organised this regional consultation, on 17-19 August 2011, which aims to: To enhance a common understanding on the interdependence and mutual reinforcement of development and human rights with a view to holding Asian States accountable to their economic, social and cultural rights obligations; To discuss opportunities for human rights advocacy during [ Read more ]

Towards a Regional Human Rights Mechanism for South Asia
28 July 2011 5:19 am

FORUM-ASIA and civil society organizations in South Asia have been carrying out number of activities on the advocacy for the regional mechanism in South Asia. The following are some documents from activities carried out on this advocacy: Kathmandu Statement – 2011, Outcome Document of the Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia, [ Read more ]