The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)

FORUM-ASIA is a network with more than 50 member organisations in over 20 countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.

FORUM-ASIA works to promote and protect human rights, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organisations and defenders in Asia and beyond.

FORUM-ASIA was founded in 1991 in Manila. Its Regional Secretariat has been in Bangkok since 1992. Subsequently offices have also been opened in Geneva, Jakarta and Kathmandu. It has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 2004.

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