South East Asia National Human Rights Institution Forum (SEANF) Technical Working Group Meeting ( 2/2016) convened

The South East Asia National Human Rights Institution Forum, Technical Working Group Meeting (2/2016) was held at the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on 2-3 June 2016 and attended by the National Human Rights Institutions of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Timor Leste.

At the opening session, U Win Mra, Chairman of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission which is current Chair of the SEANF made an opening remark. At the meeting, the representatives discussed on the establishment of Permanent Secretariat of SEANF, Developments in GANHRI by SEANF Members, Sustainable Development Goals, the rights of older persons and ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, among others.

The Special Meeting of SEANF also examined the initial draft of the SEANF Strategic Plan 2017-2022 on 1 June 2016 back to back with the SEANF- TWG Meeting (2/2016). The 13th Annual Meeting of SEANF will be held in September 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, it is learnt.