The theme for the 17th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights is “Human Rights and Children”. Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, the event will take place on 7-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria, bringing together civil society experts and government representatives from 51 Asian and European countries, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat, to discuss the promotion and protection of the rights of the child.
The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights project series. To mark this occasion, the co-organisers will introduce a new capacity-building component, utilising the Seminar outcomes to train government officials. This new activity will support the Seminar’s overall objective of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation on human rights issues among ASEM partners.
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Please note that given the nature of the Seminar, this is “by invitation” only by the co-organisers; there is no open call for participation.