AICHR Representatives 2022 - 2024

H.E. Angelito Nayan


H.E. Angelito A. Nayan


  • U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on Human Rights and Counter Terrorism, 2006
  • Master of Arts in International Relations (Japanese Government Scholar), International University of Japan (IUJ), 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (with Honors), University of the Philippines-School of Economics, 1992



  • April 2024 – present: Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
  • January 2023 – present: Deputy Assistant Secretary and Executive Director (Deputy Director General, ASEAN National Secretariat), Office of ASEAN Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • 2016 – 2023:  Minister/Fourth Committee Expert, Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York
  • 2021 – 2022: Speechwriter to H.E. Abdulla Shahid (the Maldives), President of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly
  • 2013 – 2016: Special Assistant, DFA-Office of the Secretary
  • 2007 – 2013: Economic Officer and Vice-Consul/Consul, Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC
  • October 2003 – 2006: Principal Assistant/Assistant Director, DFA-Office of American Affairs (OAA)
  • 2004: UNDP-United Nations Assistance Mission In Afghanistan (UNAMA), Kabul
    • International Training Specialist for Elections (conferred the Presidential Medal of Honor by Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karza)
  • 2000 – 2001: International Training Specialist for Elections, UN Volunteer (UNV), Kosovo
  • 2000 – 2003: Program Coordinator/Senior Program Officer, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)
  • 1998: Consultant, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1992-1995: Legislative Staff Officer, Office of the Senate Majority Leader, 9th Congress of the Philippines (awarded 1994 Model Employee of the Year)



2024: Chairperson, DFA-Program on Rewards, Awards and Incentive for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee Technical Working Group (TWG)