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Promotion of Human Rights, Peace and Democracy

Coalition of Cities against Racism and Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok, 27-29 October 2005. Experts’ Meeting to finalize the Declaration and Ten-Point Plan of Action for the emerging Coalition of Cities against Racism and Discrimination in Asia and the Pacific. 

Bangkok, 3-4 August, 2006, The launching of this important UNESCO  with Bangkok Municipal Authority (BMA) as Secretariat of the Coalition for the Asia and the Pacific region. 

The 2007 Meeting was held in Cambodia.

The 2009 Conference was held in Bandung. The Conference of approx. 200 cities around the world issued the "Bandung Declaration of the International Conference of the Coalition of Cities Against Discrimination" (pdf file)

Background

The protection and promotion of human rights, peace and democratic principles is of vital concern to RUSHSAP. The tools of advocacy, awareness raising and knowledge sharing are all being used to meet this goal. We work closely with governments, regional bodies, non-government organizations and professional groups to monitor and promote the application of global human rights instruments and standards. We encourage research into human rights issues and the dissemination of information in this area. RUSHSAP’s knowledge and resources are also dedicated to the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination

In this period of rapid globalization, RUSHSAP is working to identify new trends and obstacles, including changing patterns of social relations, which affect the full enjoyment of human rights. RUSHSAP recognizes the link between human rights and complex issues such as climate change, food and water security, poverty, HIV/AIDS and the impact of abrupt social transformations. This demands innovative and interdisciplinary approaches from the social and human sciences. Special attention is being paid to the training of professionals in the field of human rights. Reflection on all aspects of emerging human rights, such as the right to a clean and healthy environment, the rights of the intellectual community and of women, along with cultural and economic rights, is being encouraged.

RUSHSAP aims to establish and strengthen integrated regional and sub-regional approaches to promote peace, and enhance traditional and innovative conflict prevention practices. We support democratic participation and the promotion and exploration of the links between human rights and human security.

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Last Updated: 6 November 2009