The 6th UN-sponsored workshop on Asia-Pacific Human
Rights Arrangement will be held in Teheran February 2-4, 1998. The
meeting will hopefully review the plan of action agreed upon in Amman
toward the establishment of a regional human rights mechanism in the
Asia-Pacific. The plan of action is in line with the Asia-Pacific
governments' step-by-step or building block approach to creating such
a human rights mechanism.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will hold its third
symposium on human rights in the Asia-Pacific. This symposium will
have presentations by people from Asia-Pacific countries who have
been involved in the United Nations human rights work. A primary
guest in this symposium is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,
Ms. Mary Robinson.This third symposium will be held in January 1998
in Tokyo. Contact organization: Multilateral Cooperation Department,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, Japan.