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Supporting regional and international engagement

Graphic: Meeting of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

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

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

We support NHRI engagement with regional human rights mechanisms and supports members to engage with international bodies, including the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) and its Sub-Committee on Accreditation.

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

The APF advocates for greater recognition and participation of National Human Rights Institutions in these different fora.


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  1. Meeting of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions - GANHRI