AICHR 4th YOUTH DEBATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS 2017 "50th ANNIVERSARY OF ASEAN: FORGING AHEAD TOGETHER TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY"
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) will host the AICHR 4th Youth Debate on Human Rights 2017 from the 3rd to the 6th of September 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. This event coincides with the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN. The theme is “50th Anniversary of ASEAN: Forging Ahead Together toward a Sustainable Community”.

The objective of the Youth Debate is to enhance interest and awareness among ASEAN youths concerning key human rights issues in the region, and the relevant legal instruments and institutional frameworks designed to safeguard the rights. The Debate will provide a platform for an exchange of ideas in relation to contemporary human rights challenges. It will also bring together youths from diverse backgrounds in ASEAN.

AICHR Malaysia seeks to select 4 youths – 3 debaters and 1 observer – to represent Malaysia at the Debate. Participation is open to students who are enrolled in tertiary education at undergraduate level (as at 2 August 2017).

We will conduct a two-tiered selection process as follows:

Phase 1
Applicants are required to submit an online application no later than by 7 July 2017. We will then inform the successful applicants by 11 July 2017.

Phase 2
Successful applicants will attend a further selection process at the AICHR Malaysia’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Putrajaya on 15 July 2017. The process will consist of two rounds of public speaking – prepared and impromptu. We will then select the four.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Summary
Application closes on 7 July 2017
Results of online application to be released on 11 July
Final selection to be done on 15 July 2017

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