Monthly Archives: September 2016

[Geneva] Human Rights Situation in Cambodia—Joint Statement
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Item 2 General Debate Human Rights Situation in Cambodia—Joint Statement Delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper Geneva, September 14, 2016 Mr. President, I have the honor to read this statement on behalf of a group of 36 states including: Albania, Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina*, Canada, Japan, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Liechtenstein*, Norway, Switzerland, the 28 EU member states, Ukraine*,  and the United States.  [ The * denotes

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[Community of Democracies] Statement on International Day of Democracy
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Statement on International Day of Democracy September 15, 2016 Ambassador Maria Leissner, Secretary General of the Community of Democracies, issued the following statement on International Day of Democracy: French statement below / Déclaration français ci-dessous Today, the world celebrates the ninth International Day of Democracy. In 2007, all UN member states approved a resolution where they recognized democracy, human rights and rule of law

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[ADN Statement] International Day of Democracy: Asian leaders should redouble efforts in democratic governance to achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
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For immediate release: 13 September 2016 International Day of Democracy: Asian leaders should redouble efforts in democratic governance to achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals   (Seoul, 15 September 2016) On this important occasion of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, Asia Democracy Network (ADN) calls on the peoples in Asia to remain steadfast in defending democracy in the region. ADN urges all Asian leaders to redouble

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ADN Launches Democratic Coalition Building and Assistance Initiative
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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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[ADN Statement] Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections 2016: Path to Democracy
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[Statement] Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections 2016: Path to Democracy September 6, 2016   (Seoul, Korea) On September 4, 2016, the people of Hong Kong made their quest for genuine democracy heard loud and clear by retaining one-thirds of the legislative seats for the pro-democracy groups despite the unfair system of functional categories in which only 6% of the total population of Hong Kong voters are eligible to vote. Among the 3.8 million

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[ADN Statement] Asian Political Leaders Must Address Regression of Human Rights, Democracy, and Peace in Asia
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Asian Political Leaders Must Address Regression of Human Rights, Democracy, and Peace in Asia   Statement on the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit, 19th ASEAN+3 Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit (EAS) at Vientiane, Laos on 6-8 Sept. 2016   (Seoul, 6 September 2016) Asian political leaders, in particular, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must take concrete measures to address international concerns on the regression of human

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2016 Asia Civil Society Forum on SDG16
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        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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