2016 Working Calendar

International Events Calendar 2016

Asia Democracy Network (ADN)

(Updated on 26 Feb. 2016)

 

Global, Regional and National in Asia

Remarks

Jan. FA General Assembly (Bangkok, 1.6-7)

FA

FA 25th Anniversary (Bangkok,1.8)

FA

ADA Annual Meet (Bangkok, 1. 9-11)

ADA

ADN Steering Committee-5 (Bangkok, 1.12-13)

ADN

Taiwan Presidential/National Elections (1.16)

ADN

UNSR on FOAA visit to S. Korea (1.20 – 29)
UN UPR on Singapore (1.27)
Feb. ASEAN-USA Summit (USA, 2. 15-16)

ADN conference on transitional justice (Sri Lanka, 2.17-18)

ADN

HRC Advisory Committee-16 (Gva, 2.22-26)

People Power+30 Anniversary in the Philippines (Manila, 2.24-25)

SAPA WG on ASEAN annual strategy meeting (Bali, 2. 25-26)

SAPA WG on ASEAN

UN Human Rights Council (HRC)-31 (2.29-3.24)
Mar. Democracy, Development and Human Rights: Indicators for SDG16 (Gva, 3.2)

ADN

UN Women’s Day (3.8)
International Coordination Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (Gva, 3.21-23)
Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development (BKK, 3.31-4.2)
Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (BKK, 3.31-4.2)

 

Apr.

UNEP Asia Pacific CSOs Forum (APFSD) (BKK, 4. 3-5)
Community of Democracies (CD) Governing Council (Gva, tbd)
Local election in Sri Lanka (tbd)
UNESCAP Senior Official Meeting on Regional Road Map (BKK, 4.2)
General elections in South Korea (4.13)
Forum on Financing For Development (FFD) Follow-up (4.18-22)
UN Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights (Qatar, 4.19-21)
UNEP Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF) (Nairobi, 4.23-24)
International Civil Society Week (ICSW) (Bogota, 4.25-28)

CIVICUS

May Labour Day (5.1)
Working Group on Business and Human Rights -14 (Gva, 5.2-6)
ADB Annual General Assembly (Frankfurt, 5.2-5)
World Press Freedom Day (5.3)
Philippines Presidential Election (5.9)

ANFREL

Gwangju Asia Forum (5.16-5.18)
G7 Civil Society Organizations pre-meeting (Japan, 5.21-22)
Vietnam national election (5.22)
UN World Humanitarian Summit (Istanbul, 5.23-24)
UN Environment Assembly (Nairobi, 5.23-27)
UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Visit to South Korea (5.23-30)
G7 Summit (Ise-Shima, Japan, 5.26-27)
UN DPI/NGO Annual Conference-66 – Global Civic Education (Kyungju, Korea, 5.30-6.1)
OECD Global Forum (Paris, tbd)
Mongolia 7th State Great Hural election (tbd)

ANFREL

UPR on Thailand (tbd)
June World Environment Day (6.5)
OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) (Paris, 8-9)
UN Human Rights Council (HRC)-32 (6.13-7.1)
UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs (GVA, 6.15-17)
July Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) (UB, 7.1-2)
Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress-16 (Seoul, 7.7-9)
UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF)-4 (NY, 7.11-20)
Asia Europe Business Forum (UB, 7.13-14)
ASEM Summit (UB, 7.15-16)
World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF)-6 (Gwangju, 7.21-23)
UN Working Group on Treaty on Business and Human Rights-2 (Gva, tbd)
Japan 24th House of Councillors election (7.31 – 12.15)
Green and Peace Boat (Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, 7.30-8.7)

GPPAC-NEA

ANFREL – Asian Electoral Stakeholder Meeting (tbd)

ANFREL

Aug.
ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC)/ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) (Dili, 8.3-5)
UN HRC Advisory Committee-17 (Gva. 8.8-12)
World Social Forum (WSF) (Montreal, 8.13-15)
Glo-cal Advocacy Leadership Academy in Asia (GALAA)-4 (BKK, tbd)

ADN

Board Meeting of ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative in Asia Pacific (Bhutan, tbd)
Sept. G20 Summit (Hangzhou, China, 9.4)
UN Human Rights Council -33 (Gva, 9.13-30)
International Democracy Day (9.15)

ADN

UN General Assembly (GA)-71 (NY, tbd)
Community of Democracies (CD) Governing Council (NY, tbd)
Community of Democracies International Steering Committee (ISC)

ADN

Asian NGO Network on NHRI (ANNI) (tbd)

FA

APF for NHRI Annual Meeting (tbd)
Transparent Ulaanbaatar Meeting in East Asia (UB, tbd)

ADN, MDN

Ulaanbaatar Civic Forum (UBCF) (UB, tbd)

MDN

Hong Kong SAR – Legislative Council (tbd)
UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights -15 (Geneva, 9.26-30)
Oct. World Food Day (10.16)
UN Day on Eradication of Poverty (10.17)
UN HABITAT-III (Quito, 10.17-20)
UN Open-ended intergovernmental Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on transnational cooperations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights-2 (Gva. 10.24-28)
Asian NGO’s International Development Conference (Taiwan, 10.23-24)
Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum (tbd)

FA

Asian Civil Society Forum (ACSF)-3 (Bangkok, Oct or Nov)

ADN

Nov. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Conference of the Parties (COP-22) (Morocco, 11.7-18)
UN Global Forum on Business and HR-5 (Geneva, 11.14-16)
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (11.25-12.10)
GPEDC Annual Forum-3 (Seoul)
Afghan Parliamentary Election (10.15)
ASEAN Summit (Laos, tbd)
ASEAN+3 Summit (Laos, tbd)
East Asia Summit (Laos, tbd)
People’s SAARC (Pakistan, tbd)
SAARC Summit (Pakistan, tbd)
Laos election (tbd)
Timor-Leste Election (tbd)
APEC Summit (Peru, tbd)
World Forum on Democracy (Strasbourg, tbd)
UN UPR-East Timor (Gva, tbd)
Dec. International Anti-Corruption Conference – IACC (Panama, 12.1-4)
People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA) (Bangladesh, 12.6-10)

MFA

Global Forum on Migrants and Development (12.8-12)

MFA

Human Rights Defenders Day (12.9)
International Anti-Corruption Day (12.9)
International Human Rights Day (12.10)

FA

Japan national election (12.15)
International Migrants Day (12.18)

MFA

International Human Solidarity Day (12.20)
Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) (tbd)

 

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