Our partners

Graphic: Consultations with civil society to establish an NHRI in Palau


Sharing expertise and forging partnerships is critical in order to make genuine change on human rights.

That's why the APF has established long-term partnerships with a wide range of international agencies, governments and non-government organisations.

We work closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme to promote the establishment and strengthening of national human rights institutions in the Asia Pacific.

We have also recently entered into Memorandums of Understanding with two of the United Nations' most significant agencies working to advance the human rights of women and girls - UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund - in order to provide additional support to our members.

We also work closely with leading non-governmental organisations in the delivery of our training programs and on other human rights initiatives at the international, regional and national level.

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National human rights institutions have access to a whole series of actors at the national level ... If they play their cards right, they can be the ones who really bring about change.

 Logo Mark Thomson, Secretary-General, Association for the Prevention of Torture

Image credits

  1. Consultations with civil society to establish an NHRI in Palau - APF/Benjamin Lee