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APF meets with Myanmar Commission

Graphic: APF leadership outreach call with the MNHRC

The APF secretariat has met with leaders of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission as part of its Leadership Solidarity Outreach program.

The APF secretariat has met with leaders of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) as part of its Leadership Solidarity Outreach program. 

The aim of the program is to support APF members as they continue to navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and to discuss other relevant issues. 

During the virtual session, held on 15 November, MNHRC Chairperson, U Hla Myint, shared news that the Commission was in discussion with local government to establish a new branch in the Ayeyarwaddy region of the country. He also advised that the Commission has begun carrying out prison inspections, including undertaking a recent prison visit in the southern part of Myanmar. 

The Leadership Solidarity Outreach program is a valuable way of maintaining institutional and personal relationships while travel between countries is either not possible or highly restrictive.

To date, Leadership Outreach calls have been held with the NHRIs of Bahrain, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and now Myanmar - which has led to further assistance from the APF. The program will continue while COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place.

If you are interested in scheduling a call with the APF secretariat, please contact Pip Dargan, Principal Adviser, Capacity Assessment and International Engagement at pipdargan@asiapacificforum.net

Date: 30 November 2021


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  1. APF leadership outreach call with the MNHRC - APF