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Official Launch of the Report on “The Remapping and Analysis of Human Rights and Peace Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia” and The Regional Workshop on Converging for Human Rights and Peace Education: Maximizing Prospects in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (17-18 October 2019)

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The Official Launch of the Report on
“The Remapping and Analysis of Human Rights and Peace Education in
ASEAN/Southeast Asia” and The Regional Workshop on Converging for Human
Rights and Peace Education: Maximizing Prospects in ASEAN/Southeast Asia
(17-18 October 2019) was organized by the Strengthening Human Rights and
Peace Research/Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia Programme (SHAPE-SEA) and
the ASEAN University Network-Human Rights Education Theme (AUN-HRE), at the
ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.H.E. Robert Matheus Michael Tene, Deputy
Secretary-General (DSG) of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs delivers
welcome remarks to all the participants.H.E. Amara Ponsapitch, Chair of ASEAN
Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), Dr. Mi Mi Gyi, on
behalf of Chair of Senior Officials’ Meetings on Education (SOM-ED), H.E.
Marina Berg, Ambassador of Sweden to ASEAN, Ms. Julie Chen, Director, ASEAN
Affairs, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), H.E.
Vegard Kaale, Ambassodor, Embassy of Norway to ASEAN in Jakarta and Dr.
Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Programme, Chair of SHAPE-SEA Programme and
Convener of AUN-HRE opened the meeting by welcoming all the participants and
sharing the objectives of the meeting.The two-day event was attended by 85
representatives from members of AUN-HRE, SEAHRN, ASEAN Senior Officials
Meeting on Education (SOM-ED), ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human
Rights (AICHR), ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), Human
Rights and Peace Academics, Students, ASEAN Secretariat Staff and
representatives of relevant sectoral bodies including representatives from
Embassies.Main objective of the Workshop is to update and take stock of
existing study programs/ courses on human rights, peace and conflict being
carried out by various higher education institutions in Southeast Asia and to
discuss a strategic planning on ways and means to mainstream human rights and
peace through education and applied research. The recommendations from the
workshop focusing on six areas: Developing a Regional Collaborative Graduate
Program on Human Rights and/or Peace in ASEAN/Southeast Asia, Developing
courses on Human Rights and Peace in ASEAN/Southeast Asia, Developing
Teaching Resources, Capacity Building, Protection of Academic and Student
Engagement.The events supported by the Swedish International Development
Cooperation Agency (Sida),and the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional
Optimization within the Political-Security and Social-Cultural Communities
(ASEAN-US PROSPECT).

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