The Diplomacy Training Program’s 23rd Annual Human Rights and Peoples’ Diplomacy Training for Human Rights Defenders in the Asia-Pacific was held in Dili, Timor-Leste from November 18th – November 29th 2013. This year, twenty-six participants, representing ten countries; Fiji, Indonesia, India, Vanuatu, Australia, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, attended this two-week capacity-building program. The expertise of the participants ranged from domestic workers’ rights, sustainable development to journalism and children’s rights.
DTP’s 23rd Annual Program was organised in partnership with local human rights organisation Forum Tau Matan, and was made possible through funding from the Australian government, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Asia Foundation and the Ford Foundation – as well as the Friends of the Diplomacy Training Program. DTP expresses its heartfelt appreciation for this support – and for the very generous pro-bono contribution of the trainers who gave their time and expertise.