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23rd APF Annual Meeting

Graphic: Participants at the 2017 APF Annual Meeting

Event starts

18 Sep 2018

Event ends

19 Sep 2018


Hong Kong

The 23rd APF Annual Meeting will bring together all 24 APF members, along with other NHRIs in the region.

The 23rd APF Annual Meeting will be held in Hong Kong from 18-19 September 2018.

It will bring together all 24 APF member institutions, along with representatives from the NHRIs of Fiji and Pakistan.

APF members will provide an overview of their current activities and priorities, as well as hold an open dialogue with civil society organisations in the region on issues of shared concern.

Elections will be held for the new five-member APF Governance Committee, as well as a number of roles to represent the Asia Pacific region at the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions.

Forum Councillors will also consider an application from the Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic for membership of the APF.

Immediately following the Annual Meeting, APF members will take part in the Conference on Equality in the Asia Pacific 2018: Progress and Challenges on 20-21 September 2018.

Co-hosted by the APF and the Hong Kong Equal Opportunity Commission, the discussions will explore progress on equality in Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific.

Keynote speakers and participants will share their insights on progress and challenges in relation to: women and equality; racial equality; and equality for people with disabilities.

At this year's Annual Meeting, 'A accredited' APF members will be asked to elect representatives to serve in a number of key APF and GANHRI-related roles, including on the newly-established APF Governance Committee.

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  1. Participants at the 2017 APF Annual Meeting - APF