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.

To reach out to as many youth participants as possible in all ten ASEAN nations, the Competition will be held in two rounds; the first round to be held at the national level, whereas the second round will be conducted regionally. Participants will submit their artworks (drawings) to the national Designated Office in their country of residence. Each national organising committee will choose one best drawing from each country to be submitted to the ASEAN Secretariat for a region-wide contest. The AICHR will select the winner of the best artwork to be the overall winner.

Not only corresponding to the competition’s theme, the drawings must also be original and authentic works by contest participants. The artworks must represent the AHRD, and explain the human rights values contained within the artwork through a short narrative. The winner at the national and regional levels will receive a cash prize.

Be a part of the ASEAN Youth Competition on Arts and Human Rights! Submit your drawings to your national designated office before Friday, 30 May 2014. The address of the national designated office, requirements, registration form and waiver form is available through the links below.

Brunei Darussalam:
ASEAN-COCI National Secretariat
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
Simpang 336-17, Jalan Kebangsaan
Brunei Darussalam BC3910
Tel: (673) 2382911 / 2381903 / 2381905 / 2380693
Fax: (673) 2380235
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation‬
No. 3, Samdech Hun Sen Street
‪Sangkat Tonle Basak, Khan Chamkarmon‬
‪Phnom Penh, Cambodia‬
‪Phone: (855) 23 213 247‬
‪Fax: (855) 23 215 541‬
‪Email: ‬mfaic.asean[at]
Directorate of ASEAN Political and Security Cooperation
Attn. Mr. Daniel Simanjuntak (Sub Directorate Legal Affairs and Human Rights / Subdit Hukum dan HAM)
Directorate General ASEAN Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Indonesia
Main Building – 9th Floor
Jalan Taman Pejambon No. 6
Jakarta Indonesia 10110
Phone: (62-21) 350 90 52 Ext. 4537
Lao PDR:
Please contact Mr. Phonedalom Bounkham
Email: louis0333[at]
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
No. 1 Jalan Wisma Putra
Precinct 2, 62602 Putrajaya
(Attention to: AICHR Art Competition Secretariat, AICHR Unit, ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat, Level 1, Wisma Putra 1)
(Attn: Ms. Mya OO)
Director of National Library in Yangon
Ministry of Culture
No. 85 A, Thiri Minfalar Yeiktha Lane,
Kabar Pagoda Road,
Yankin Township, Yangon
Attn: Amb. Rosario G. Manalo
Philippine Representative to AICHR
8th Floor, Office of ASEAN Affairs
DFA Old Building
2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Phone: (632) 8343173 / (632) 8343402
Fax:     (632) 8321667 / (632) 8320664
(Attn: Ms Cindy Loo)
National Arts Council
90 Goodman Road
Goodman Arts Centre, Blk A #01-01
Singapore 439053
Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises
1193 Exim Building 17th Fl.
Phaholyothin Road, Phayathai
Bangkok 10400
For more information: +66-8686-6460-6
Viet Nam:
Department of International Relations, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
51Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Tel: + 84 4 39439975
Email: aichr-aseanvietnam[at]

ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Requirements – ASEAN Youth Competition on Arts and Human Rights

Registration Form – ASEAN Youth Competition on Arts and Human Rights

Copyright Waiver Form (ASEAN Secretariat)

For more information, please contact:
The ASEAN Secretariat
Ms. Kartika Budhi Wijayanti (
Mr. Rif’at S. Fachir (

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