Posted on: 12 April, 2014
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.
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.
Posted on: 24 March, 2014
Pursuant to Articles 9.6 and 9.7 of the AICHR Terms of Reference (TOR), the TOR of the AICHR shall be initially reviewed five years after its entry into force. In this connection, the AICHR shall assess its work and submit recommendations for the consideration of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting regarding future efforts that could be undertaken in the promotion and protection of human rights within ASEAN consistent with the principles and purposes of the ASEAN Charter and the TOR. In preparing the review of the TOR, the AICHR will hold a series of consultations with its stakeholders in order to gain inputs and recommendations regarding the AICHR’s work during its first five years of existence.
Posted on: 18 February, 2014
The annual consultation was held on 4 February 2014, at the Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises, in Bangkok, Thailand. Presided by H.E. Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, Representative of Thailand to the AICHR, the consultation was joined by representatives from CSOs in various fields related to human rights – such as CSOs representing women, children, people with disabilities, refugees, migrant workers, trafficked persons and justice system. The purpose of the consultation was to present the AICHR activities conducted in 2013 and to outline the activities for 2014 that will be carried out by the AICHR and the Representative of Thailand in his own capacity. In addition, the consultation aimed to gather CSOs’ inputs to be presented and incorporated in the AICHR’s agendas and activities.
Posted on: 11 February, 2014
Yangon, Myanmar, 8 – 11 February 2014
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened its first meeting in 2014, under the chairmanship of H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe, the Representative of Myanmar to the AICHR, from 8 to 11 February 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. Building on the success and achievements in 2013, this year will be important for the AICHR to further contribute to the development of the ASEAN community post-2015 vision as well as to the review of its Terms of Reference (TOR). In this connection, the AICHR has scheduled a series of consultations to assess its work and to gather inputs from stakeholders to help formulate the AICHR’s recommendations for the consideration of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers.
Posted on: 19 December, 2013
AICHR Regional Workshop On Millennium Development Goals Post 2015 And Human Rights
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) organized a two day Regional Workshop on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Post 2015 and Human Rights in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 11-12 December 2013. The Regional Workshop was held by AICHR Indonesia with support from the Directorate General of ASEAN Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) Facility.