The panel agreed that the ASEAN Human Rights Body, in order to fulfil its mandate to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of the peoples of ASEAN, needed to undertake a number of different activities, particularly; raising public awareness on human rights, promoting capacity building of ASEAN Member States for the effective implementation of their human rights obligations, strengthening human rights norms in ASEAN, promoting dialogue, consultation and cooperation among ASEAN Member States and engagement with relevant stakeholders as well as preparing studies and reports on issues related to human rights in ASEAN. The High Level Panel began discussions on the composition of the ASEAN Human Rights Body.
The theme for the 1st ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour was, 'Follow-up to the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers A Way Forward to Operationalizing the Declaration .
ASEAN Foreign Ministers announced the establishment of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) with two purposes: 1. Ensuring the effective implementation of the commitments made under the Declaration; and
2. Facilitating the development of an ASEAN instrument on the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers. ACMW is to be comprised of one senior representative from each of the ASEAN Member States' Ministries of Labor, as well as a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat.
ASEAN Heads of State signed the Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.
The ACWC Indonesia Representatives, in preparation for ACWC's 3rd meeting in Solo, held a dialogue with CSO and government institutions.