Monthly Archives: September 2015

Outcome report on the 2nd Future of Human Rights and Democracy (Bangkok, July 27, 2015)

Outcome report on the 2nd Future of Human   Rights and Democracy   - Bangkok, July 27, 2015   This report is an outcome document from the 2nd Future of Human Rights and Democracy held on July 27 in Bangkok, Thailand. Attended by approximately 30 participants representing 21 organisations mostly based in Bangkok, the workshop was intended to gather inputs from them in order to list the priority issues and further develop strategies for

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[Statement] ADN Statement in support of Tibetans in exile Preliminary Elections 2015

Asian Solidarity Mission to Support Tibetans in Exile Preliminary Elections 2015     From Dharamsala, India the Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration announced that the preliminary election for Sikyong (A Tibetan term meaning Political Leader) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament will be held on October 18, 2015 and the final elections to be followed on March 20, 2016.   In a 2011 public statement on the 52nd

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Side Event – Addressing Implementation: Translating SDGs into National Development Agenda
Save the Date - Translating SDGs into National Development Agenda

Addressing implementation:   Translating SDGs into National Development Agenda   With the support of the Government of Republic of Indonesia and the Government of Republic of South Korea, Asia Democracy Network (ADN) will jointly organize the side event “Addressing implementation: Translating SDGs into National Development Agenda” along with International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), Beyond 2015, Asia Development Alliance

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30th HRC – Side Event on Local Government and Human Rights

30th Human Rights Council - Side Event   Local Government and Human Rights   - The Role of Local Government in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights   (Geneva, Sept 19) - On the occasion of the 30th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ( UNHRC) in Geneva, the final Report on the Role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights will be presented and the side event on this Report was organized

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ADN statement in response to the 2015 International Day of Democracy “Space for Civil Society”

ADN Celebrates International Day of Democracy “Space for Civil Society” (15/09/2015) September 15, 2015 Asia Democracy Network welcomes the theme of this year’s International Day of Democracy, “Space for Civil Society.” This year’s International Day of Democracy comes at a point where space for civil society, a core part of sustaining democratic societies, is being threatened and shrunken. While democracy is widely recognized as a universal

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International Day of Democracy: Solidarity with Women for Peace & Democratic Governance in Burma/Myanmar

    (September 15, 2015) - We are sharing appeal calling for international solidarity with women pursuing meaningful participation in peace and democratic governance in Burma/Myanmar. Feel free to share the appeal among your friends and colleagues.  

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Desk Research Information on the 2015 International Day of Democracy

Since its designation by the United Nations in 2007, every September 15th has become to be known as International Day of Democracy. The UN and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) annually hold events to raise awareness and observe the status of democracy. We have compiled information on democracy day as well as upcoming events and activities not only by UN and IPU but also by countries in Asia.  ----------------------------------------------------------------

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Statement of Concern On Lao PDR and the ACSC/APF 2016

Statement of Concern On Lao PDR and the ACSC/APF 2016   To the Regional Steering Committee ACSC/APF 2015 Malaysia Mr. Jerald Joseph, Malaysia, RSC Chair Pengiran Datin Paduka Hajah Mariam Pg Hj Matarsat, Brunei Darussalam, RSC Member Mr. Pen Somony, Cambodia, RSC Member Ms. Mida Saragih, Indonesia, RSC Member Dr. Maydom Chanthanasinh, Lao PDR, RSC Member Mr. Aung Myo Min, Myanmar, RSC Member Mr. Eduardo C. Tadem, Philippines, RSC Member Mr.

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[Statement] ADN in Support for Bersih 4 Rally in Malaysia

ADN in Full Support for Malaysia’s Fight for Reform and Democracy September 3, 2015 The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) expresses support for the people of Malaysia who rallied peacefully exercising their right to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression last weekend, calling for the current government to address financial scandal that arose since last July. The two-day Bersih 4.0 rally (meaning ‘clean’ in Bahasa Malaysia) was held on 29-30

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[Statement] ADN in Support for Citizen-led Protest against Japanese Security Bills

ADN Supports Citizen-led Protest Against Japan’s Security Bills September 3, 2015 (Seoul, South Korea) - Asia Democracy Network (ADN) supports the citizens-led rally and protest against new legislation that is likely to become law at the end of September. As one of our founding beliefs that participatory and inclusive democracy plays a role in promoting social justice, reducing inequality and preventing armed conflict, ADN believes that for citizens

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