The 2nd Asia-Pacific Environmental Human Rights Defenders (EHRDs) Forum will be held on 25-27 October 2022 with an aim to support the vital role of environmental human rights defenders as champions of a just and sustainable future. The forum will provide a safe space for environmental defenders and their allies to discuss successes, challenges and priorities for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The event is jointly organized by United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Offices for South-East Asia and the Pacific; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific; Faculty of Law, Thammasat University in Thailand; Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP); Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL), Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders (APNED); Diplomacy Training Program (DPT); EarthRights International; and FORUM-Asia.

The forum will be held both online and in-person in English language. Please indicate your interest to join the forum by completing the pre-registration form. If you need to indicate your interest to join through a secure email, you may email to