A Human Rights Training Program for Indigenous Advocates in the Asia-Pacific Region (Australia, 3-12 May, 2006)

A Human Rights Training Program for Indigenous Advocates in the Asia-Pacific Region (Australia, 3-12 May, 2006)

From May 3rd to the 12th, 2006 over 20 Indigenous People’s Rights advocates from six countries participated in the Diplomacy Training Program’s Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Advocacy capacity building program held in Darwin, Australia.

The program focused on Indigenous People’s Rights and on economic, social and cultural rights and the right to health, within the broader human rights framework. It included the participation of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Professor Paul Hunt, as an expert resource person. Participants ensured that discussions of international human rights standards, and UN processes and mechanisms remained very practically focused on real life situations. The sense of solidarity and friendship that developed among the participants was a significant feature of this program. The opportunity for participants to share experiences and perspectives, and to learn from and be inspired by each other, was consistently highlighted in participant evaluations.

 

The Project Report is here.