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    Human rights and the Asian riddle

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 08/10/2018

    » This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a seminal declaration adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. This document has spawned several international treaties ("conventions") and it has inspired a vast range of actions worldwide to protect human rights on the basis of equality and non-discrimination.

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    UN's next human security challenge

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 30/05/2016

    » The security of the human person -- "human security" -- is of paramount concern whether in war or peace. As a notion to guiding international and national development since the 1990s, it has gained traction in underlining freedom from want, freedom from fear and freedom to live in dignity. It is thus auspicious that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organising a key international conference tomorrow on human security and sustainable development, sharing and learning between international, regional and national experiences.

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    Shining moment for civil society

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 16/09/2014

    » The role of civil society has come to the fore increasingly in recent years as part of the nation-building process in Asia. The term "civil society" itself can cover a range of actors, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), informal groups, media personnel and individuals.

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