Regional Dialogue on UN Engagement with the ASEAN Human Rights System

Participants of the Regional Dialogue on UN Engagement With the ASEAN Human Rights System.

Participants of the Regional Dialogue on UN Engagement With the ASEAN Human Rights System.

On 6 September 2010, OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia and UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre jointly organised a “Regional Dialogue on UN Engagement with the ASEAN Human Rights System” in Bangkok.

This was the first occasion that senior UN staff from across the region had come together to consider the emerging ASEAN human rights system and how the UN could engage with and support it at the national and regional level. New opportunities for engagement have been created by references to human rights in the recently adopted ASEAN Charter and the three blueprints for an ASEAN community, and the establishment of two ASEAN human rights bodies over the past year.

The resource persons for this dialogue were a mixture of representatives and support staff from the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the ASEAN Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), staff from the ASEAN secretariat in Jakarta, civil servants from national ASEAN Departments, and representatives from national human rights institutions and civil society organisations.

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Pictures of the Event

 
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