Following this, an event "AICHR Seminar on Promoting CSR and Human Rights" was co-organised on 3 - 4 Nov 2016 by AICHR-Singapore, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and ASEAN CSR Network (ACN). It was held in Singapore and was attended by more than 130 participants from ASEAN countries and beyond, this included government officials, national human rights instituitions, businesses, civil society, trade unions and academia.
The outcome was draft document on an ASEAN Regional Strategy for CSR and Human Rights. This document will be submitted to AICHR for consideration. It is hoped that this strategy will pave the way for a joint effort across the region, and across sectors, to mainstream CSR and strengthen human rights in business practices in ASEAN.
The Opening Remarks were made by H.E. Ambassador Barry Desker - Representative of Singapore to AICHR while the Guest of Honor was Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources & Ministry of Health
H.E. Ambassador Barry Desker - Representative of Singapore to AICHR and Ambassador Ong Keng Yong - Executive Deputy Chairman, RSIS
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