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[ADN Statement] Hong Kong: Barring elected representatives to take their seat is against democracy

Hong Kong: Barring elected representatives to take their seat is against democracy   November 10, 2016, Seoul– Barring the two popularly-elected representatives in Hong Kong to take their seats in the Legislative Council will not eliminate the voice for self-determination of the people, and on the contrary, it will only fuel more international public resentment against the People’s Republic of China (PRC), warned the Asia Democracy Network.

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[Speech] Peace, Democracy, Human Rights and Rights based Sustainable Development

Peace, Democracy, Human Rights and Rights based Sustainable Development Park, Kyung-seo Ph.D   Standing here before you in Cambodia, I recall old memories during my former post as the Head of Asia Division of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva from 1982-1999, where I have coordinated several million dollars yearly on humanitarian assistance such as agricultural development, preventive health care and demining projects for those suffering

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[ADN Statement] Statement of the International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia

Statement of the International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia 19 October 2016, Phnom Penh   We, the participants in the International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia (“the Paris Peace Agreements”), recall the importance of the obligations contained in the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, which brought an end to decades of conflict and civil war in Cambodia,

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ADN Launches Democratic Coalition Building and Assistance Initiative

Bali, Indonesia - On August 20, 2016 in Bali, Indonesia the Asia Democracy Network launched an initiative to enhance and accelerate democracy promotion in Asia through the strengthening of democratic institution building on the national level through a regional coalition of democratic countries. The first regional consultation was held in Bali, Indonesia in the presence of regional stakeholders as well as Indonesian civil society organizations. At

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2016 Asia Civil Society Forum on SDG16

        From August 15-16, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, approximately 100 participants from across the Asian region gathered to discuss strategy on moving forward on SDG monitoring and implementation on the national level. Relating to SDG 16 the conference developed strategies on accountability, peace and security, human rights, governance, and transparency. The first day of the conference reviewed the outcomes of CSO engagement

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[General Info] Call for Proposal – UN DPI/NGO Conference (Gyeongju, South Korea, 30 May-1 June 2016) – Deadline 23 March 2016

  The UN DPI/NGO (United Nations Department of Public Information / Non-Governmental Organization) will organize its Conference in Gyeongju, South Korea from 31 May to 1 June 2016. The theme of this conference is "Education for Global Citizenship - Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together." The deadline for the submission of proposal in organizing a workshop is 23 March 2016. Please visit the links below and find more information

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[General Info] Nominations for funded participation for reporting of Major Group & Other Stakeholders at UN Expert Group Meeting (19 April 2016)

Nominations for funded participation for reporting of Major Group & Other Stakeholders at UN Expert Group Meeting (19 April 2016)   UN DESA/DSD will organize an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on 19 April 2016 in New York to provide an opportunity for MGoS, along with invited experts, to discuss how to ensure their effective participation and contribution to the review and implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the HLPF,

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[General Info] 2016 Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

2016 Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights     The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights is convening its first UN Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights from 19 to 20 April 2016 in Doha. Date: 19-20 April 2016 Location: Doha (Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel) Website:  www.ohchr.org/2016AsiaRegionalForumEnquiries: regionalforumbhr@ohchr.orgRegistration is open: http://regionalforum-bhr.ohchr.org 

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Call for Proposals: Civil Society Fund – South Asia Water Governance Program

  The Asia Foundation announces a call for proposals for the Civil Society Fund of the South Asia Water Governance Program. We would appreciate it if you could disseminate this call among your networks and contacts in order to make it accessible to the wider NGO community in South Asia.   The news release announcement is available here and in a PDF Format.   The call for proposals opened on February 22, 2016 and will close on March

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Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (March 2, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland)

Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (March 2, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland)   (Photo Courtesy @ Community of Democracies) Panelists from left to right : Mandeep Tiwana (CIVICUS), David W. Yang (U.S. Agency for International Development), Maria Leissner (Community of Democracies), Staffan Lindberg (Varieties of Democracy, V-Dem), Anselmo Lee (Asia Democracy Network) Anselmo Lee, Secretary General of Asia Democracy

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