Monthly Archives: October 2015

8th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

The 8th World Movement for Democracy (WMD) Assembly is held on November 1-4, 2015 in Seoul, Korea. Based in Seoul, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) Secretariat is the local partner for the 8th WMD Assembly as along with the World Movement for Democracy,  based at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, DC. The 8th Assembly is themed as "Empowering Civil Society for Democracy and Its Renewal." The ADN will organize the Asia Democracy

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Congratulatory and Supportive Messages for the ADN 2nd Anniversary
ADN 2nd Anniversary

*  Ruki Fernando, Human rights activist, Sri Lanka Asian countries have history of struggling against dictatorships and democratizing their countries, from Philippines to Indonesia to Nepal and this year, also in Sri Lanka. In these struggles, the solidarity and support of other Asian countries and the world had mattered a lot and thus, it’s important to create networks, structures that will continue to nurture and foster this tradition of Asian

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[Asian Solidarity Mission] Borderless Democracy: Election for Tibetans in Exile Inspires and Offers Lessons for the Future

Borderless Democracy: Election for Tibetans in Exile Inspires and Offers Lessons for the Future     DHARAMSALA, 20 October – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) wish to congratulate the Tibetan Community in Exile for turning out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right to select their leaders in a peaceful and orderly

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[Statement] ADN condemns the attack on the peaceful demonstrations in Turkey

ADN condemns the attack on the peaceful demonstrations in Ankara, Turkey   The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) strongly condemns the bombings that killed and injured those who rallied peacefully in Ankara, Turkey on Saturday, October 10 and urge for the perpetrators’ to be brought to justice. The freedom of peaceful assembly and association is one of the basic principles of democracy and we are shocked to witness the people of Turkey being attacked

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ADN congratulates the Nobel Peace Prize

ADN congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet   The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for receiving the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Their work has proved to be exceptional in the North Africa and Middle East (MENA) region in transitioning to a democracy in a peaceful manner. According to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the Nobel Peace Prize goes to the Quartet for their “decisive contribution

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ADN – Call for Membership Application
call for membership application

 Call for ADN Membership Application The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) is opening membership to the ADN for individuals and organizations working to advocate democracy and human rights. Since its establishment in 2013, ADN, a regional network led by civil society in Asia, has been active in providing space for dialogue and agenda setting to promote and defend democracy and its values and practices. Membership in the ADN is open to both individuals

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ADN – Updated Charter of Principles

Click here to download the updated Charter of Principles as of August in 2015 (pdf file).   For inquiries, email to

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ADN – Updated Terms of Reference (ToR)

Click here to download the revised Terms of Reference (ToR) as of September 16, 2015 (pdf file).   For inquiries, email to

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[SC Member News] People’s SAARC Statement on Nepal’s New Constitution and condemnation on Blockade

People’s SAARC-India congratulates the people of Nepal on adopting ‘Constitution of Nepal 2072’ and condemns Modi Government’s unofficial blockade of Nepal New Delhi, 29 September 2015 Nepal promulgated its constitution on 20 September 2015. This historic event was the culmination of nine years of effort, including a failed first Constituent Assembly. The process of drafting the constitution has been frustratingly slow and complicated

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International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies

International Steering Committee of Civil Society Pillar   of the Community of Democracies (CD)   - New York, September 28, 2015   On September 28, in the attendance of civil society actors from all over the world, the newly reformed Civil Society Pillar of the International Steering Committee of Community of Democracies (ISC-CD) held its meeting in New York. The meeting aimed to discuss the strategies, priorities and roles of the

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