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First Regional Consultation on the Review of the TOR of AICHR

Posted on: 28 April, 2014

The AICHR Representatives are currently conducting their first of a series of Regional Consultations with stakeholders on the Review of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the AICHR. The consultation are the actualisation of Article 9.7 of the TOR, where “the AICHR shall assess its work and submit recommendations for the consideration of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting on future efforts that could be undertaken in the promotion and protection of human rights within ASEAN“.

Inputs from the series of consultations will contribute to the set of recommendations the AICHR will submit to the Foreign Ministers in August 2014.

From the two-day consultations, the AICHR is meeting the representatives of ASEAN Sectoral Bodies on the first day, before meeting the civil society organisations (CSOs) on the second day.

Press Release – 15th Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

Posted on: 27 April, 2014

ASEAN Secretariat, 22-24 and 26-27 April 2014

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened its 15th Meeting, at the ASEAN Secretariat from 22 – 24 and 26 – 27 April 2014. The meeting was chaired by H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe, the Representative of Myanmar to AICHR and the Chair of the AICHR. The Meeting had an extensive agenda which featured discussions with the Secretary-General of ASEAN, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) and the representatives of the Senior Officials Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (SOMSWD).

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE – The AICHR and ACWC Consultation Meeting

Posted on: 27 April, 2014

 

ASEAN Secretariat, 25 April 2014,

In an effort to foster greater engagement and functional cooperation, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) held a consultation meeting with the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) on 25 April 2014 at the ASEAN Secretariat. This was the second meeting between the two human rights mechanisms in ASEAN after their first meeting in November 2011, in Bali, Indonesia. The consultation meeting was co-chaired by H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe, the Chair of the AICHR and H.E.Datin Paduka Intan Md. Kassim, the Chair of the ACWC.

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ASEAN Youth Competition on Arts and Human Rights

Posted on: 12 April, 2014

ASEAN Youth Competition on Arts and Human Rights

 

In view of the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) by the ASEAN Leaders in November 2012, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is organising the “ASEAN Youth Competition on Arts and Human Rights”. The Competition aims to raise awareness about human rights and the AHRD among its youths and encourage their participation in raising awareness on the promotion and protection of human rights. The Competition is open to young nationals from all ten ASEAN Member States between the ages of 18 to 25.

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Activities Conducted by Representative of Singapore to the AICHR

Posted on: 11 April, 2014

Activities Conducted by Representative of Singapore to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

 

Youth Model ASEAN Conference (YMAC), 30 November 2013
As Guest-of-Honour, Ambassador Chan delivered a well-received speech on ASEAN and the AHRD at the Official Opening Ceremony of YMAC 2013. Ambassador Chan also fielded questions from an audience which included participants from the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme (SSEAYP) from the various ASEAN Member States.

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