PUBLICATIONS June 24, 2015

Report of the Workshop on the Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Promoting and Protecting the Rights, including Health, of LGBTI People in Asia and the Pacific

The workshop was organized and co-sponsored by UNDP and APF in cooperation with APCOM.

This report documents the presentations and discussions made during the Workshop on the Role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Promoting and Protecting the Rights, including Health, of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) People in Asia and the Pacific held from 24-25 February 2015 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was organized and co-sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM).

Key outcomes and opportunities of the workshop include:

  • an agreed Joint Programme of Action and Support on the Role of NHRIs in Promoting and Protecting Human rights in relation to SOGI for the period 2015–2017
  • an invitation to attend a meeting in Indonesia in 2016 to review the first decade of progress in implementing the Yogyakarta Principles in Asia and the Pacific
  • a development of a manual and blended learning training programme on the role of NHRIs in addressing LGBTI human rights conducted by APF