How We Make a Difference

Media Workshop: Human Rights Reporting


Mediaworkshop3Journalists, civil society groups and government officials joined a workshop in Jakarta on human rights reporting, held as part of a programme of regional activities to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2016.

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Policing human rights in Myanmar


Myanmarpolicetraining.UN human rights officers travel the length and breadth of Myanmar to train over 1,000 police officers on the best practices that drive human rights-based policing.

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Human Rights Day: “Our rights, our freedoms, always”


HumanRightsDayLGBTI.OHCHR joined Human Rights Day events in Bangkok, covering a range of topics from the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals to LGBTI rights.

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Human rights and the early warning signs of conflict


Landdisputesworkshop.In November, the South-East Asia Regional Office of OHCHR hosted a workshop in Bangkok on the linkages between land, human rights violations and conflict in South East Asia. Participants included NGOs such as Fortify Rights, the International Commission of Jurists and Forum Asia, as well as UN bodies.

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Empowering human rights defenders in Thailand

OHCHRworkshop.Thirteen human rights defenders from different parts of Thailand join a workshop conducted by the UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia to hone their skills in monitoring and documenting human rights issues.

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Protecting human rights defenders: UN expert launches survey to identify best practices. Take the survey...

Wanted: Participants to join Indigenous Fellowship Programme

Indigenous Fellowship.One of the participants in 2015 was Neth Prak from Bunong in Cambodia. Watch video...

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) is a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004). The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at the international level. Since the launch of the training programme in 1997, more than 300 indigenous men and women from all over the world have been trained. They provided human rights training to many more in their communities.

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