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FORUM-ASIA sessions at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
11 November 2019 4:49 pm

The UN annual Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to practice. As the world’s foremost gathering in this area, it provides a unique space for dialogue between governments, business, civil society, affected groups [ Read more ]

Launch Event of ANNI 2019 Report
3:07 pm

Launch Event of ANNI 2019 Report 19:00-21:00, Thursday 14 November 2019 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, Free Admission & Food will be served before and after the panel discussion The event will also be live-streamed on FORUM-ASIA’s Facebook page *** Civic space is under threat across Asia. Restrictive laws; authoritarian regimes; and attacks and harassment [ Read more ]

2020 Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development (22 – 28 March)
7 November 2019 2:54 pm

About the Programme The Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development provides a comprehensive set of knowledge and skills to human rights and development activists. Extremely qualified and experienced facilitators, as well as international experts, will guide the participants through the most relevant and pressing issues related to human rights and development. The [ Read more ]

[Press Conference] Civil Society Talkback: Reaction After Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers
1 November 2019 11:12 am

FORUM-ASIA Press Conference Civil Society Talkback: Reaction After Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers and Analysis of the ASEAN Summit 2019: Human Rights and People Centered Development Saturday 2 November 2019 at 4 pm TK Palace Hotel Room IVY 2 (Building 3, 2nd Floor), 54/7 Chaeng Watthana Rd, Thung Song Hong, Lak Si, Bangkok *** ASEAN [ Read more ]

Public Event on Human Rights in ASEAN: Assessing the 10 Years Evolution of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
7 October 2019 3:59 pm

2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR); a timely opportunity to assess and review AICHR’s promotion and protection function. FORUM-ASIA launched two reports that aim to evaluate the effectiveness of AICHR’s response in protecting human rights. Together with the Embassy of Netherland in Jakarta, FORUM-ASIA is pleased to share the result [ Read more ]

Launching of the Fact-Finding Mission Report on the Impacts of Mining on Human Rights Defenders, Environment and Local Communities in Khentii and Dornod Provinces, Mongolia
2:44 pm

Since mid-2000s, the mining sector has been driving Mongolia’s exports, leading the country to be one of the fastest growing economies over the past decade. However, while in recent years the economic growth is also slowing down, the increased number of mining operations profoundly affects Mongolia’s economic policies, social dynamics and environment. In light of [ Read more ]

HRC 42 Side Event: Ending reprisals – Discussion with human rights defenders and experts
13 September 2019 5:07 pm

  This event seeks to provide a space for human rights defenders and experts to shed light on the nature and extent of reprisals and intimidation against those cooperating with the UN; discuss and expand on the Secretary-General’s report; and consider efforts to date to address reprisals and intimidation against those cooperating with the UN as [ Read more ]

ANNI Regional Conference 2019: Role of NHRIs in the Context of Democratic Space and Fundamental Freedoms
4:59 pm

    The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is organising the ‘ANNI Regional Conference 2019: Role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Context of Democratic Space and Fundamental Freedoms.’ This annual conference aims to discuss issues relevant to improving the work and functioning of NHRIs, as well as foster dialogue [ Read more ]

HRC 42 Side Event: The Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines
11 September 2019 12:19 am

Since the start of the so-called “war on drugs” by the current government of the Philippines, the human rights situation in the country has deteriorated dramatically. In July 2019, the Human Rights Council responded to the situation by adopting Resolution 41/2, which requests the Office of the High Commissioner to prepare a comprehensive report that [ Read more ]

ACSC/APF 2019 Convergence Space Activity: Strengthening the Role of AICHR to Address Peace and Human Rights Issues in ASEAN
9 September 2019 3:44 pm

Under the Convergence Space on Human Rights, Democracy, and Access to Justice at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF), FORUM-ASIA is proud to co-organise a workshop on: ‘Strengthening the Role of AICHR to Address Peace and Human Rights Issues in ASEAN’ Date : Wednesday, 11 September 2019 Time : 09.30 – 11.00 Venue : [ Read more ]