Monthly Archives: July 2015

Outcome documents on The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CD)
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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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Call for Applications – MAINS, SungKongHoe University
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[Call for Applications] MA in Inter-Asia NGO Studies, Graduate School of SungKongHoe University   The Program of Master of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies started in 2007. Its multidisciplinary curriculum, together with practitioners' training, is unique in the field of studies on social change, non-governmental organizations and civil society in the Asian context. The curriculum covers a wide range of current issues from both regional and global

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[Ministerial Statements] 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies
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(July 28, San Salvador) - The delegates of Asia Democracy Network (ADN) attended the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies (CoD) in San Salvador from 22-24 July 2015. As a coalition dedicated to the promotion of democracy in Asia working with multi-stakeholders, the ADN met and exchanged views with a variety of democratic actors across the world and in Asia in particular. In Asia, India, Japan, Mongolia, Philippines and South

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[Workshop] Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia
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Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia   On the 27th July 2015, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) will jointly organize a workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on the Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia. The workshop is a part of series of events taking place in Asia under the theme of the Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia throughout 2015. The first event was

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The Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, “Democracy and Development”
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    From 22-24 July the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) delegation will be attending the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies. The Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies takes place biannually in the country that holds the Presidency of the Community and is attended by more than 1,000 participants to reaffirm their commitment to the democratic values to the Warsaw Declaration, the founding document

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Open Call for the 19th Tji HakSoon Justice & Peace Award 2016

  The Tji Haksoon Justice & Peace Foundation continues to commemorate the mission of Bishop Tji Haksoon through domestic and international programs that help the oppressed, disadvantaged for Justice and Peace and build our next generation of leaders.   If you are interested in the Foundation and Bishop Tji Haksoon, please visit their website (in English).

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Launch of Ulaanbaatar Process for Dialogue in Northeast Asia
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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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[Civil Society Space] CIVICUS 2015 State of Civil Society Report
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From Ebola to the bombing of Gaza, civil society was the first responder to humanitarian emergencies during the last year, but faces dire threats and a funding crisis around the world, says a new report. “During the last year civil society was everywhere, doing great work often at the frontline of the world’s challenges, but at the same time having to stave off threats to its very existence,” said Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, the CIVICUS

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[Cambodia] 40 International Rights Organizations urge withdrawal of LANGO
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    H.E. Hun Sen Prime Minister Royal Government of Cambodia Phnom Penh, Cambodia 6 July 2015 Re: Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations Dear Prime Minister Hun Sen, We, the undersigned international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and membership organizations call on the government of Cambodia to immediately withdraw the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO) submitted before the National

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Outcome document of Gwangju Asia Forum on Future of Human Rights in Asia
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  As a joint initiative of the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) in partnership with May 18 Foundation, the Gwangju Asia Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia was held on May 16, 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea as part of the Gwangju Asia Forum (May 16-18, 2015). For download proceedings in pdf: Proceedings of Gwangju Asia Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia

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