The ASEAN National Human Rights Institutions Forum (ANF) will be holding its "6th Annual Meeting" from November 11-November 13, 2009 at Santika Premiere Jogja Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
As current chair of the ANF, the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) will host the annual activity. Expected to attend are delegations from the human rights commissions of Indonesia (Komnas HAM), Malaysia (Suhakam), Thailand (National Human Rights Commission of Thailand) and the Philippines (Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines).
The three-day ANF program is as follows:
Day 1 - 11 Nov 2009 - Business Meeting (Closed to the public)
Day 2 - 12 Nov 2009 - Open Session with Stakeholders
Day 3 - 13 Nov 2009 - Conclusions and Media Release (Open to the Public)
Up for discussion during the regular business meeting are ANF's organization, ongoing joint projects and future engagements with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), other ASEAN human rights bodies, and relations with donors and stakeholders. For the second day, ANF has invited representatives from the AICHR, European Commission, United Nations Development Programme, civil society organizations and other partners. Representatives from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have also been invited to talk about their efforts in establishing an independent NRHI. A press conference is scheduled on the third for the media.
A formal welcome dinner on November 11, 2009 will be tendered by Komnas Chair Ifdhal Kasim and Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, The Tenth King of Yogyakarta, Governor and King of Yogyakarta.
For inquiries, please email the secretariat of Komnas HAM.
Johana Nunik Widianti
Sri Nur Fathya