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Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Human Rights

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Human rights of women

  • Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Disabled persons
  • Indigenous issues
  • Social policy
  • Technical cooperation
  • Youth

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Gender equality
  • International law
  • Geographic scope: Regional
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Country of activity:
  • Bahrain
  • Nepal
  • Samoa
  • India
  • State of Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Oman
  • Myanmar
  • Timor-Leste
  • Iraq
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Afghanistan
  • New Zealand
  • Kazakhstan
  • Pakistan
  • Malaysia
  • Qatar
  • Jordan
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • Bangladesh
  • Thailand
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1996
    Organizational structure: A board that is comprised of one representative each from the APF's 'A' status accredited National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) supported by a professional secretariat.
    Number and type of members: 22 member NHRIs from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand & Timor-Leste. 4 NHRIs currently applying for membership Bahrain, Fiji, Iraq & Pakistan.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: None
    Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Grants from Governments
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funding structure other: Not for profit
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