Supporting international and regional advocacy

Graphic: Participants at ICC meeting in Geneva


We contribute the collective voice of our members to discussions of human rights at the international and regional level.

This engagement is particularly important given that the Asia Pacific is the only region without a comprehensive intergovernmental human rights mechanism.

The APF also advocates for greater recognition and participation of national human rights institutions in these different fora.

We work closely with the United Nations, especially the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council and the human rights treaty bodies.

We also contribute to the work and discussions of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) and its Sub-Committee on Accreditation.

Closer to home, the APF supports the development and strengthening of regional human rights mechanisms and supports members to engage with these bodies.


Graphic: Opening of the CSW meeting, which is held annually in New York

APF-GANHRI advocacy at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

United States

NHRIs from around the globe have continued their campaign for the independent participation of NHRIs in the work of the global policy setting body.



Image credits

  1. Participants at ICC meeting in Geneva - APF/James Iliffe