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OHCHR Human Rights
Programme for Asia-Pacific
2008-2009
2006-2007

Country Mandates Established
by the CHR/HRC

Open invitation to Special Procedures

Regional Members of the Human Rights Council:

China 2016
India 2014
Indonesia 2014
Japan 2015
Maldives 2016
Pakistan 2015
Philippines 2014
Republic of Korea 2015
Viet Nam 2016

Voluntary Pledges and Commitments

Publications

OHCHR report 2013 OHCHR Report 2013
OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017 OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017
Brochure: Human Rights in action Human Rights in Action (PDF)
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society A Handbook for Civil Society (PDF)

OHCHR - South East Asia Regional Office (2006-2007)


Background


The OHCHR Regional Office for Asia-Pacific was established in Bangkok in 2002 in order to strengthen OHCHR’s presence and partnerships in the region. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) hosts the Regional Office under a Memorandum of Intent signed with the High Commissioner for Human Rights in February 2001.

In the 2006-2007 biennium, the Office has been reorganized into a new Regional Office for South-East Asia, covering eleven countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam.
 

2006-2007 Programme

 
During 2006-2007 the Bangkok Office will assist South-East Asian states with the establishment of a regional human rights mechanism; the ratification of international human rights instruments; the implementation of the recommendations of treaty bodies and special procedures; the drafting of anti-terrorism measures in accordance with international human rights standards; the strengthening of the administration of justice; legislative reform; and the development of human rights education programmes.

The Regional Office will focus on providing human rights training programmes for various target groups to strengthen national capacities to promote and protect human rights. The Regional Office will work closely together with the Asia Pacific Forum to encourage, wherever appropriate, the establishment or strengthening of national human rights institutions, in line with the Paris Principles.

The Regional Office will render human rights advice and support to the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations agencies and further develop strategic relationships with United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs). It will participate actively in the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes at all stages. One UNCT training workshop on the human rights based approach will be carried out in one of the priority countries per year, and at critical stages during the CCA/UNDAF process, wherever appropriate.

Advice will be provided to UNESCAP regarding human rights related aspects of its activities and a training workshop on the human rights-based approach will be carried out for UNESCAP staff once a year.

Expected Accomplishments


Strengthened networks of civil society actors and human rights defenders, particularly with regard to key thematic concerns: trafficking, good governance, human rights education, discrimination, and migration.

Enhanced national protection systems.

Integration of a human rights-based approach in the programmes and activities of UNESCAP and UNCTs in the region.

Contact Information

Headquarters

Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division
Geneva, Switzerland

Asia Pacific Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9650
Geneva, Switzerland

Regional Offices/Centres

Pacific
2014
2008-2009
2006-2007
Officer in charge
Tel: 679 3310 46565
Fax: 679 3310 485
Address: Level 5, Kadavu House, Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji
Email: sabina.lauber@one.un.org

South-East Asia
2014
2011-2012
2008-2009
2006-2007
Regional Representative
Tel: (662) 288 1496
Fax: (662) 288 3009
Address: UNESCAP, UN Secretariat Building , 6th Floor, Room 0601 A
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue,
Bangkok 10200 , Thailand
E-mail: bogner@un.org
http://bangkok.ohchr.org/

(Administrative Assistant)
Tel: (662) 288 2585
E-mail: muangsiri.unescap@un.org

(Team Assistant)
Tel: (662) 288 1235
Email: pattarasermpong@un.org

Other OHCHR Offices

Afghanistan
Cambodia
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Timor Leste

Feature stories

Human rights meeting in the Asia-Pacific region

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