Here is an important event you may be interested in. Please see
the text of the email below and the attached document as well.
Write to the email address given below, which means DO NOT write
to us if you need any further information. We are grateful to Ms
Karen Janjua (CWSA) for sharing this valuable information with us.
Team Pak NGOs
We wanted to alert you to a few opportunities and calls for input you may be interested in.
First, ICNL has published a new call for applications for a virtual Tech Camp, the second in our series with Stanford University. Here’s the call with more information on the event: https://www.icnl.org/wp-content/uploads/Tech-Camp-Application_v4_Apr_2021.pdf. The application deadline is May 10. We would welcome applications from those interested, please feel free to circulate.
Second, Clement Voule, the UN Special Rapporteur on Free Association and Assembly, has issued a call for inputs for his upcoming report on climate defenders and the freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, to be presented at the 76th session of the General Assembly. Input can be submitted to freeas...@ohchr.org - more instructions available here: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/AssemblyAssociation/Pages/cfi-GA76-report.aspx. I’m sure Clement would very much welcome your expertise and reflections on threats to climate & environmental defenders in the Asia region.
Lastly, FATF is undertaking a new project on the unintended consequences of incorrect implementation of the FATF Standards, with one focus on “Suppression of NPOs or the NPO sector as a whole.” Although they’ve requested input by 20 April 2021, it seems contributions will still be accepted. ICNL has made submissions and encourages any input from civil society experiencing FATF-related restrictions. More information is available here:
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
legal advisor – asia & the Pacificjhu...@icnl.org