Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)

About Us FORUM-ASIA is a membership-based regional human rights organisation committed to the promotion and protection of all human rights including the right to development. FORUM-ASIA was founded in 1991 in Manila and its regional Secretariat has been located in Bangkok since 1994. At present, FORUM-ASIA has 47 member organisations across Asia. Mission As a membership-based regional human rights organisation, FORUM-ASIA works to promote and protect all human rights, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organizations and defenders in Asia. Vision FORUM-ASIA is committed to building a peaceful, just, equitable and ecologically sustainable community of peoples and societies in Asia, where all human rights of all individuals, groups and peoples – in particular, the poor, marginalised and discriminated against – are fully respected and realised in accordance with internationally accepted human rights norms and standards. Goal To strengthen FORUM-ASIA’s leading and coordinating role in building a regional human rights movement through international solidarity action and engagement with states and other stakeholders in Asia.


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