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National Workshop on Building Consensus for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism (9-10 June Lahore, Pakistan)
2 June 2014 4:00 pm

                         National Workshop on Building Consensus for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism (9-10 June 2014, Lahore, Pakistan) Given the common human rights challenges faced by all South Asian States, there is an urging need for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism. The Regional Initiative is a platform [ Read more ]

Call for Applications: 2nd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy)
6 May 2014 4:38 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Development Alliance (ADA)  and Asian Democracy Network (ADN) gladly announce the call for applications for the 2nd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy) to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 July- 2 August 2014. FORUM-ASIA will be the local host. The aim of [ Read more ]

Peoples’ Forum on Human Rights and Business – Collective Strategies towards Binding Regulation and Effective Remedy 5-7 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
5 November 2013 12:31 pm

The 2013 Peoples’ Forum is a global gathering of the corporate accountability movement, taking place on 5-7 November in Bangkok. It is jointly organised by the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). The Peoples’ Forum brings together affected communities, social movements and [ Read more ]

24th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 9-27 September 2013
17 September 2013 6:48 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 24th regular session (HRC-24) from 9 to 27 September 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.

Call for Applications: The 1st Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Asia)
20 June 2013 2:32 pm

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Asian Development Alliance (ADA) announce the call for applications for the 1st Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy) to be held in Bogor, Indonesia on 25-31 August 2013. The GALA Academy is a new training programme aimed to strengthen advocacy capacity of the mid-level [ Read more ]

23rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, 27 May-14 June 2013
31 May 2013 6:04 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 23rd regular session (HRC-23) from 27 May to 14 June 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.

21st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 10-28 September 2012
10 September 2012 12:32 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 21st regular session (HRC-21) from 10 until 28 September 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page. Oral Statements 14 September 2012 – Item 3: Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural [ Read more ]

20th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 18 June – 6 July 2012
14 June 2012 12:11 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 20th regular session (HRC-20) from 18 June until 6 July in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page. Oral Statements 21 June 2012 – Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of assembly [ Read more ]

19th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 27 February – 23 March 2012
27 February 2012 11:12 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 19th regular session (HRC-19) from 27 February until 23 March in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.   Oral Statements 5 March – Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, [ Read more ]

18th HRC Regular Session: Oral Statement on the UPR Plenary on Singapore
22 September 2011 5:53 pm

18th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on Singapore Thank you, Madam President. The government of Singapore’s central argument during the UPR Working Group session on 6 May 2011 was that a “balance” between economic prosperity and restrictions on fundamental rights and freedoms are necessary in [ Read more ]