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Annual Training on Human Rights and Disabilities

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24-27 July 2017 (TBC) Ratna Mathai Luke Political and Economic Department Informal ASEM Seminar On Human Rights Governance & Human Rights

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 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 Association of People with Disabilities (Perkumpulan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia), the upcoming Annual Training on Human Rights and Disabilities will take place on 24-27 July 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. This 3.5 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.

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

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


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute
  • Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines
ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.