November 28, 2011 - December 1, 2011
AICHR met with ACWC Representatives to discuss alignment of the two bodies’ work. It also met with the United Nations Children s Fund (UNICEF) East Asia and Pacific Regional Office to discuss potential collaboration, and met the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navanethem Pillay. On 28 November 2011, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a press release after meeting with both ASEAN civil society organizations and the AICHR, that the failure of the AICHR to engage with civil society organizations was a major concern for her. She emphasized that no discussion of human rights can be complete or credible without significant input from civil society and national human rights institutions, and urged AICHR to listen to civil society s calls for more transparency, particularly with regard to the forthcoming AHRD.