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New Members: ASEAN Disability Forum and Dementia Alliance International

During the IDA Board Meeting which concluded on Sunday October 4th, the ASEAN Disablity Forum were welcomed as a full member of the Alliance. In March 2016 the ASEAN Disability Forum became an observer member, and have been working closely with IDA and its members over the past year, including a regional BRIDGE training workshop in Southeast Asia, celebrating International Women's Day through events with UN ESCAP, particiapting in the High-level Political Forum for Sustinable Development through the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, and throughout the HRC SForum 2016. The ASEAN Disability Forum represent DPOs from 10 countries in Southeast Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao's Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philipines, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, with one observer - Timor Leste.

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AICHR Training Programme on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The AICHR successfully conducted another human rights training programme on 11-14 October 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The training programme is a continuation of the 1st and 2nd regional dialogues on the mainstreaming of the rights of persons with disabilities, which were held in December 2015 and June 2016, respectively. The human rights training programme has become an annual activity of the AICHR since the first one was organized in 2010.

The 2016 Training aims at creating a better understanding on the rights of persons with disabilities and introducing a regional platform among relevant stakeholders in ASEAN with a view of sharing experiences and practices on the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in the region. More than 50 participants from all ten ASEAN Member States were nominated from amongst persons with no disabilities to learn about disability rights in various modules and from different perspectives. The Representative of Lao PDR and Chair of the AICHR (H.E. Mr. Phoukhong Sisoulath) opened the Training and the Chairperson of the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability Foundation and former Foreign Minister of Thailand (H.E. Dr. Tej Bunnag) also gave an opening speech.

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Social Forum 2016

The Social Forum is an annual event convened by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, that provides a unique space for interactive dialogue between civil society actors, representatives of Member States, and intergovernmental organizations, on a theme chosen by the Council each year

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Deep Condolences to King Rama VIII

King Rama VIII.

DPIAP are saddened to report the death of King Rama VIII. King of Thailand.

Many people of Thailand have met him at some events in the last several years and some of you might know how close disability movement in Thailand was to him. King Rama VIII passed in his sleep on Friday, King Rama VIII on Thursday, October 13th..

Statement of the Prime minister for King Rama VIII passed away (Thai sign language)

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