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Annual Human Rights Training: "Human Rights and Children"

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2018 (tbc) Kamakshi NANDA Political and Economic Department Informal ASEM Seminar On Human Rights Governance & Human Rights


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 in 2017 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 upcoming Annual Human Rights Training: “Human Rights and Children” will tentatively take place on 6-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria. 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 children. Limited places are available for civil society organisations working on the implementation of the UN CRC.


The Annual Human Rights Training will be organised on the side-line of the 17th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights, which will take place on 7-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the topic "Human Rights and Children". For more information on the 17th Informal ASEM Seminar on 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 for Europe and Foreign Affairs, 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.