Fri 30 Aug 2013
Filed under: ASEAN,Inside Burma,News
The Myanmar People’s Forum have announced that civil societies from other ASEAN countries have agreed upon the agenda of the ASEAN People’s Forum meeting.
The Forum to be hosted by Myanmar in March 2014, will discuss issues such as human rights, development, democracy and peace.
Kyaw Lin Oo, the Myanmar People’s Forum Organizing Committee Coordinator said, “These topics are tentative and we hope to have the forum in March 2014. We plan to hold more meetings in the future.”
The Myanmar People’s Forum Organizing Committee was formed on August 3 with 68 civil societies. They constituted eight sub-committees on August 19 to organize the ASEAN People’s Forum.
The minutes of the meetings will be presented to leaders of the ten ASEAN countries.
Kyaw Lin Oo said that confidence building between civil societies and the governments could be achieved through results of deliberations of such fora that focuses on the needs and difficulties of people.
The ASEAN People’s Forum have been holding meetings between ASEAN civil societies since 2005, with a member country as the Chair.
The Myanmar People’s Forum said that they expect around 1200 participants.