The Drafting Group reportedly discussed the Declaration's 'General Provisions' section, the list of Civil and Political Rights , the Rights and Responsibilities section. The Drafting Group also requested a an extension from AICHR in order to finish the drafting process.
With the theme, Improving the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Migrant Workers through Public Campaigns, the 4th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour was attended by Representatives of the governments, employers and workers organisations, and civil society organisations of ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat, International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women, and the Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers (TFAMW). The Forum provided a platform for information sharing and exchange of views on two challenges identified in the ASEAN Declaration of the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers: promoting understanding, rights and dignity of migrant workers in the receiving countries, and increasing return and reintegration support, as well as development of sustainable alternatives for migrant workers in the sending countries. The Forum made a number of recommendations available in the ASEAN Secretariat's Forum report.
The Conference was co-organized by AICHR the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, the Philippine
Commission on Women (PCW), the Department of Health (DOH) and two non-governmental organizations, EnGendeRights, and the Likhaan Center for Women s Health. The conference was geared towards an exchange of information and experiences in creating and implementing policies and programmes on maternal health. It was co-chaired by the AICHR representative of the Philippines, Rosario Manalo and the AICHR representative of Cambodia, Om Yentieng. Participants included government officials from Brunei, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, representatives of UN agencies, regional and national NGOs working on reproductive rights.
ACWC welcomed the new Children s Rights Representatives from Lao PDR and Myanmar, Mdm. Baykham Khattiya and Ms. Rupar Mya, respectively. ACWC agreed upon its Rules of Procedure and discussed implementation of its work plan.
Singapore suggested the ACWC meet with philanthropists in order to raise funding for ACWC s work helping women and children victims of violence. The funds raised would be used to establish an ASEAN network of national agencies and volunteer welfare organizations involved in providing social services for women and children who suffered violence and abuse.
On the side-lines of the Meeting, the Commission met with regional and national CSOs from six ASEAN Member States representing women and children. The Commission shared information, as well as exchanged views with the CSOs on issues of common interests concerning the rights of women and children.
The drafting group reportedly completed the Preamble of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. It was agreed that the Preamble shall be a) in line with the existing elements in the framework given by AICHR, b) cover the instruments and the existing mechanisms related to human rights in ASEAN, and c) provide a space to articulate the possible instruments and mechanisms that can be established in the future.
The Meeting discussed and adopted the Terms of Reference of AICHR s Drafting Group for the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, Rules of Procedure for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Fund and the Terms of Reference of the Thematic Study on Corporate Social Responsibilities and Human Rights in ASEAN. AICHR also agreed upon key elements of the Five-Year Work Plan 2012-2015 and discussed the Terms of Reference for the AICHR Thematic Study on Migration. The Meeting also discussed the preparation for the publication of a booklet on AICHR. AICHR met with the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE. Dr. RM. Marty M. Natalegawa during this meeting.
The Drafting Group agreed upon some of paragraphs in the Declaration Preamble.
The Thai Representative to the AICHR presented on AICHR's work to date.
The Indonesian Representative to the AICHR presented on the documents adopted by AICHR, its interaction with external parties - including its dialogue with the Inter-America Human Rights Institutions - the process of drafting AHRD, AICHR's thematic studies on Corporate Social Responsibility & Human Rights and Migration, its relation with other ASEAN bodies, engagement with CSO and future AICHR activities.