AICHR Youth Debate on Human Rights 2018

Host Country

• Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Implementing Agency

ASEAN Intergovernmental Commision on Human Rights


September, 2018 (Completed)


The 234 national, regional and international participants. Young people of ASEAN.

Brief History of Project

The three-day event fulfilled its objectives in raising awareness of the young people of ASEAN about the AICHR and human rights.
The Youth Debate was participated by 30 undergraduate students from the ASEAN Member States. It also witnessed the keenness of ASEAN organs, relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies, Entities Associated with ASEAN, United Nations’ Agencies, prominent human rights experts as well as other pertinent stakeholders to take part in furnishing the knowledge of the bright debaters on the intersection of education with human rights; relevant international commitments and instruments on right to education, ways and means to overcome digital disruption, as well as various innovations in education.

Project's Achievements / Outcomes

• Broadening multi-faced knowledge of the debaters about the roles and mandates of the AICHR and human rights as a cross cutting issue in ASEAN.
• Strengthening relevant interlectual skills pertaining to debate such as public speaking, critical thinking, and leadership skills among the debaters.
• Promoting collaboration between the debaters and relevant stakeholders, including academics and experts on human rights issues.

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Credit Banner to AICHR ASEAN Intergovernmental Commision on Human Rights.