Two Diplomacy Training Programs

First Programm:

The Diplomacy Training Program is holding, in partnership with Migrant Forum Asia (MFA), the “Capacity Building on Human Rights and Migrant Workers in the Asia-Pacific Region – A Training Program for Advocates” on 7 – 11 April 2006 in Petaling Jaya.

The course aims to bring together advocates from the human rights movement, migrant workers organizations, women’s organizations, national human rights institutions and trade unions. The course content will focus on the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Family (ICRMW) in the context of the broader human rights framework, and other relevant standards such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions. It will explore some of the key trends affecting migrant workers’ rights and identify some of the key challenges to implementing ICRMW and other relevant standards in the Asia-Pacific region.

Second Program:

It is also organizing a training program – in Darwin on 3-12 May 2006 – for community advocates working for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The training provides knowledge of international human rights law and the UN system, with particular emphasis on Indigenous Peoples’ rights; understanding of how international standards relate to issues such as intellectual property, the environment, community development and corporate accountability; Practical training in strategic advocacy and peoples’ diplomacy including skills in working with the media and using the internet for advocacy. This year there will be a special, additional focus on the Right to Health, particularly as it relates to Indigenous health issues.

For further information and application to attend the workshops, please contact: Diplomacy Training Program, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia, ph: (612) 9385-2277 or (612) 9385 2807; fax: (612) 9385-1778;


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