Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA – The democratic recession has become severe all across Asia. In this respect, SEACA (Southeast Asian Committee for Advocacy), FORUM-ASIA (Asia Forum for Human Rights and Development), and ADN (Asia Democracy Network) held the session on how to strengthen democracy in Asia and the role of the Community of Democracies (CD) with a focus on five countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The session took place as part of ACSC/APF at 14:00-16:00 on April 24, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The guiding questions include:
The session includes the following panelists as well as moderators:
Through the session, it is addressed that there is more need for solidarity and cooperation at the sub-regional level as well as for the increasing representation of Community of Democracies in providing support and assistance in the region of Asia.
Click here to download for program booklet.
Click here to watch Ms. Huynh Thuc’s speech on the challenges of defending democracy in Vietnam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aenvnd1U8pc