13th Annual Meeting of the South East Asia National Human Rights Institutions Forum (SEANF) convened

The 13th Annual Meeting of the South East Asia National Human Rights Institutions Forum was held at the Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on 27-28 September 2016 and attended by the Chairpersons, Commissioners and staff from the National Human Rights Institutions of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Timor Leste.

At the meeting, the representatives discussed on the establishment of Permanent Secretariat of SEANF, Strategic Plan of SEANF 2017-2021, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the rights of older persons. SEANF Members also issued the Statement on the rights of the older persons at the end of the meeting.

At the conclusion of the 13th Annual Meeting of SEANF, on the principle of rotation, the SEANF chairmanship was handed over from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP).