United Nations Advocacy Programme

HRC49 Joint Oral Statement on Item 10: General debate on technical assistance and capacity-building – General Debate
5 April 2022 3:44 pm

49th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: General debate on technical assistance and capacity-building – General Debate    Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation  March 2022    Mr. President, The Joint Programme on human [ Read more ]

HRC49 Oral Statement on Item 10: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia (oral update)
1 April 2022 10:53 am

49th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia (oral update) Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 29 March 2022    Madam Vice President, We welcome the Special Rapporteur’s [ Read more ]

HRC49 Oral Statement on Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
31 March 2022 4:13 pm

49th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 21 March 2022   Mr. President, We draw the Council’s attention to the deteriorating human rights situations in [ Read more ]

HRC49 Joint Oral Statement on Item 6: Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of Thailand
23 March 2022 12:18 pm

49th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of Thailand   Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation 23 March 2022      We note that Thailand has accepted [ Read more ]

[HRC 49 Joint Press Release] Hold the Myanmar military accountable for grave crimes
10:50 am

Time for UN to pursue justice Hold the Myanmar military accountable for grave crimes [22 March 2022] “UN must explore all possible ways to prosecute Myanmar military leaders and hold them accountable for genocide and atrocity crimes” said Human Rights Defenders from Myanmar in an online event as they engaged with the UN Human Rights [ Read more ]

[HRC49 Side Event] Justice and Accountability for Myanmar: Expectations and Possibilities
22 March 2022 12:36 pm

Date: Tuesday, 22 March 2021 Time: 10.00 – 11.30 CEST / 16.00 – 17.30 Bangkok time Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rTYTAFyYS-WwK3s_sgszdQ Live via: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Interpretation: Burmese interpretation available on Zoom Over one year since the Myanmar military initiated a violent coup d’état, the military’s brutal attempt to take power from the people of Myanmar [ Read more ]

HRC49 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
21 March 2022 3:55 pm

49th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Delivered by Khin Ohmar On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 21 March 2022    Mr. President, We welcome the Special Rapporteur’s report as well [ Read more ]

HRC49 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (HRC res. 46/21)
11:56 am

49th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (HRC res. 46/21)   Delivered by Khin Ohmar On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 21 March 2022      Mr. President, [ Read more ]

49th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
20 March 2022 10:50 pm

To increase the impact and effectiveness of Asian human rights defenders and civil society’s advocacy in the UN, particularly the UN Human Rights Council, we have established an office in Geneva focusing on UN advocacy since 2008. Through FORUM-ASIA’s presence in Geneva and experience of engaging with UN human rights mechanisms, we have enabled Asian human [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] UN Secretary-General’s new report whitewashes the UN’s historical failures in Myanmar
18 March 2022 11:07 pm

The United Nations’ ‘systemic failures’ in Myanmar remain unaddressed amid grave crimes committed by the Myanmar military [18 March 2022, Geneva] Progressive Voice and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) express deep disappointment at the UN Secretary-General’s follow up report to the 2019 ‘brief and independent inquiry into the UN involvement in [ Read more ]