18 July 2014, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
The Representative of Lao PDR, as one of the AICHR Representatives taking lead on the AICHR thematic study on Right to Peace, hosted the First Coordination Meeting for the Study Team members and the National Focal Points (NFPs) of the thematic study on 18 July 2014 in Luang Prabang.
Mr. Phoukhong Sisoulath presented his remarks and gave the overview of the thematic study. Prof. Sam Blay, from the University of Technology Sydney, gave a presentation on the context of the right to peace, its development at the international fora and within the ASEAN region. The Coordination Meeting then discussed the outline/framework of the national reports to be prepared by each NFPs. The national reports will be submitted to the two Study Team Members who will prepare the overall regional report and analysis. A second Coordination Meeting is expected to be held to discuss the findings from the study and preparation of the final report.