ADN Activities

[Update] 3rd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALAA)

3rd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALAA) "Mainstreaming Human Rights and Democracy into Post-2015 Development Goals" 1-8 August 2015 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand   (Bangkok, 4 August) - From 1 - 8 August the third Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALAA) is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand with the main theme of "Mainstreaming Human Rights and Democracy into Post-2015 Development Goals." This year, the

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[Update] The Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia II, Bangkok-Thailand

(Bangkok, Thailand) – Leading democracy advocates and human rights defenders gathered in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the trends and challenges to human rights and democracy to develop a future agenda and action plan in Asia. Co-organized by the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the second regional consultation on the Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia was held on July 27,

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Outcome documents on The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CD)

Update on the outcome documents of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CD)   Under the theme of “Democracy and Development”, the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CD) was held from July 21-24th in San Salvador, El Salvador under the presidency of the El Salvadoran government. Organized by the El Salvador Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the CD permanent secretariat, a variety of pressing

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Launch of Ulaanbaatar Process for Dialogue in Northeast Asia

Launch of Ulaanbaatar Process for Dialogue in Northeast Asia The inaugural meeting of the Ulaanbaatar Process took place in Mongolia from 23-24 June, 2015. It gathered peace activists and experts from China, Japan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, Russia, the United States of America and Mongolia for a 2-day open and frank discussion on Northeast Asian peace and security issues and the role that civil society can

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ADN Report on the Roundtable on the State of Democracy in South Asia

(Seoul, 29 May 2015) - Asia in itself has grappled with the diversity of culture and socio-economic backgrounds. In an attempt to bring inter-regional dialogue between the various sub-regions, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) organized the round table discussion on the State of Democracy in South Asia inviting prominent activists and scholars mainly from South Asian countries such as Bhutan, Maldives, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

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ACSC/APF 2015 ADN-FA-SEACA session on Strengthening Democracy in Asia and the Role of the Community of Democracies

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - The democratic recession has become severe all across Asia. In this respect, SEACA (Southeast Asian Committee for Advocacy), FORUM-ASIA (Asia Forum for Human Rights and Development), and ADN (Asia Democracy Network) held the session on how to strengthen democracy in Asia and the role of the Community of Democracies (CD) with a focus on five countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The session

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International Solidarity Conference for Accountability and Justice in Sri Lanka

Bangkok, Thailand - The second country-specific initiative of FORUM-ASIA and ADN on Sri Lanka was held on 31th January and 1st February in Bangkok, Thailand. In congratulating the people of Sri Lanka for the successful completion of a peaceful and democratically conducted presidential election, the participants including the key leaders and members of FORUM-ASIA and ADN as well as UN Human Rights bodies called on the government as well as the international

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Study Tour of Mongolian CSOs – Support for Strategy Development of Mongolian CSOs

Seoul, South Korea – Proposed by the Open Society Forum (OSF) from Mongolia, ADN coordinated the study tour to key Korean NGOs for a group of civil society activists from Mongolia to see how Korean CSOs keep their sustainability institutionally and financially, independently from both national government and international donors’ support and influence. The participants from the selected organizations in Mongolia have been involved in the following

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