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Annual Human Rights Training: "Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities"

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24-28 July 2017 Ratna Mathai Luke Political and Economic Department Informal ASEM Seminar On Human Rights Governance & Human Rights



Venue:
Jakarta, Indonesia

The Annual Human Rights Training is a newly established component under the framework of the Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights series. It was introduced to support the series' overall objective of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation on human rights issues in ASEM. The purpose of this training is to improve the capacity of ASEM Partners to promote human rights in their work.

The topic of the first training is "Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities". It is organised in follow-up to the 16th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights, which took place on 8-10 November 2016 in Beijing, China, on the topic "Persons with Disabilities and Human Rights".

Hosted by the Indonesia Disabled People's Association (Perkumpulan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia/PPDI) in collaboration with the MAHKOTA Program (Indonesia-Australia Partnership Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (MoFA-RI), the upcoming Annual Human Rights Training: "Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities" will take place on 24-28 July 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. This 4.5 days training mainly targets representatives from ASEM governments, ministries or departments, national and regional human rights institutions working on human rights and the rights of persons with disabilities. Limited places are available for civil society organisations working on the implementation of the UN CRPD. Please note that only 25 participants will be selected for the training.

How to apply

Application for the Annual Human Rights Training: "Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities" is closed. The deadline for submission of applications was Monday, 19 June 2017.  

About the Annual Human Rights Training

The Informal Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Seminar on Human Rights promotes mutual understanding and co-operation between Europe and Asia in the area of political dialogue, particularly on human rights issues, and encourages an open and non-confrontational debate between representatives of civil society organisations and officials from all ASEM Partners. The Seminar series was initiated by France and Sweden in 1997 on the occasion of the 1st ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

The Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights series and the Annual Human Rights Training are co-organised by the ASEF, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (nominated by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. ASEF acts as the Secretariat of the Seminar series.

This page will constantly be updated with further information on the Annual Human Rights Training. Do check back again for more details.

Partners

  • Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute
  • Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines
  • Indonesia Disabled People’s Association (Perkumpulan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia)
  • MAHKOTA - Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.

Project Updates

  • The Indonesia Disabled People's Association (Perkumpulan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia/PPDI) in collaboration with the MAHKOTA Program (Indonesia-Australia Partnership Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (MoFA-RI) hosted the 1st Annual Human Rights Training organised by ASEF on the theme, "Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities" on 24–27 July 2017, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The Annual Human Rights Training is a newly established component under the framework of the Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights series. Introduced to support the series' overall objective of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation on human rights issues in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), it aims to improve the capacity of ASEM Partners to promote human rights in their work.

    Over 30 participants attended the training designed by the European Network on Independent Living, and were given the opportunity for exchange and learning from experience during the group activities. Led by a mix of Asian and European disability experts with professional experience in the area of disability rights and international human rights law, the trainers conducted capacity-building sessions for government officials, representatives from disabled people's organisations (DPOs), and regional and international organisations.

    As contribution to enhancing ASEM cooperation on disability issues, the 1st Annual Human Rights Training included several sessions with special focus on the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

    It was organised as a follow-up to the 16th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights on "Persons with Disabilities and Human Rights" on 8-10 November in Beijing, China.

    Building on the positive outcome of the initial event, ASEF will organise the 2nd Human Rights Training organised under the Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights series on 6-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria on the theme, "Human Rights & Children".

  • The Annual Human Rights Training is a newly established component under the framework of the Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights series. It helps in promoting mutual understanding and cooperation on human rights issues in ASEM constituencies. The topic of the first training is "Human Rights and Disabilities".

    Hosted by the Indonesia Association of People with Disabilities (Perkumpulan Penyandang Disabilities Indonesia), the inaugural training will take place over 3.5 days from 24-27 July 2017, in Jakarta, Indonesia. It targets representatives from ASEM governments, ministries or departments, and national and regional human rights institutions working on human rights and the rights of persons with disabilities. Limited places are available for civil society organisations working on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

    For more information on the 16th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights on the theme, "Persons with Disabilities and Human Rights", please click here.