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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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    SDGs require balanced power ties

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 19/03/2018

    » One of the heartening aspects of international relations in recent years was the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global framework for action in 2015. The aim is to attain 17 goals in the fifteen year period by 2030. There has been a great "buy-in" in that states have committed to these goals without exception.

  • OPINION

    Challenges to gender equality in Thailand

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 08/03/2018

    » Thailand's formal commitment to women's rights began in 1985 when it became a party to the key UN treaty on the subject: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

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    Child protection can unite Asean

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 09/10/2017

    » Is the 50-year-old Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) still young at heart? Much of the Asean region in fact will be faced with an ageing population in the coming decades. Meanwhile, the interface between children and the protection of their rights will still be a pervasive challenge.

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    SOGI violence must stop right now

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 19/05/2017

    » This week is a timely reminder of the need for concerted action to counter the phenomenon of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), a trend which is pervasive worldwide.

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