Yangon Conference on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia: Proceedings

Yangon Conference on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia: Proceedings

On 4 – 6 November, National Human Rights Commissions and civil society organisations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Lao PDR and Myanmar, congregated in Yangon for the Fourth Regional Conference on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia. This year it was hosted by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, co-organised by Forest Peoples Programme and RECOFTC – The Centre for People and Forests, and supported by the Rights and Resources Initiative, Ford Foundation, the Climate and Land Use Alliance, and the UK Department for International Development.

The conference assessed progress made since the Bali Declaration on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia (2011) towards building regulatory capacity and standards in Southeast Asia by promoting the application of binding international human rights standards on the agribusiness sector, as embodied in the resulting Yangon Statement on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia.

You can read the report here.