DTP’s 22nd Annual Regional Capacity Building Program Application form – Program Information

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Dear DTP Alumni/Friend,

DTP’s 22nd Annual Regional Capacity Building Program Application form – Program Information

Please find attached a call for applications and application form for the Diplomacy Training Program’s 22nd Annual Regional Human Rights and Peoples’ Diplomacy Program for human rights defenders, to be held from 26 November – 10 December in Timor-Leste, at the invitation of DTP’s founder and patron, the Nobel Peace Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta. The Diplomacy Training Program has been working with the human rights movement in Asia and the Pacific since 1989 to provide practical training to community advocates. This program is being held as Timor-Leste marks its 10th anniversary of independence and will contribute to the celebration of international human rights day (Dec 10th) in Timor-Leste.

Human rights, development and international solidarity will be key themes of this practical training program for community advocates and human rights defenders. These themes are highly relevant to Timor-Leste’s struggle for independence and for economic and social development – and to the region. The program aims to bring together participants from across the region to learn from Timor-Leste’s experiences and to build on the momentum of advocacy around Rio+20, civil society mobilisation for the post-MDG environment and efforts to develop a UN Declaration on the Right of individuals and peoples to International Solidarity. In addition to Jose Ramos-Horta, one of the key trainers on the program will be Professor Virginia Dandan – former Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and currently UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity.

The right to participate is the theme of this year’s international human rights day (December 10th) and central to human rights based approaches to development. Informed and effective participation relies on the knowledge and skills of those working to address poverty, discrimination and marginalisation. Building the knowledge, skills, confidence, and networks of advocates will assist the voices of the region to participate in shaping a pro-poor development and human rights agenda.

Please circulate the attached information about this training. The Diplomacy Training Program would welcome nominations of suitable participants from your organisation/ networks that you feel would benefit from, and contribute well, to the program. As far as possible, we would seek candidates who are able to secure funding to cover the program fee and travel costs.

Many thanks for your assistance, and please let me know if you would like further information.

With best wishes,


Patrick Earle
Executive Director
Diplomacy Training Program | Faculty of Law, U.N.S.W
Sydney NSW 2052 | AUSTRALIA
T +61 2 9385 3549 | F + 61 2 9385 1778 |
E dtp@unsw.edu.au | W http://www.dtp.unsw.edu.au



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