Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

China Invites NGO's to Human Rights Talks


8 November 2004 at 12:11 pm
Staff Reporter
The Chinese Government has invited Australian NGOs to attend the next round of bilateral Human Rights Dialogue in China next year.

Staff Reporter | 8 November 2004 at 12:11 pm


0 Comments


 Print
China Invites NGO's to Human Rights Talks
8 November 2004 at 12:11 pm

The Chinese Government has invited Australian NGOs to attend the next round of bilateral Human Rights Dialogue in China next year.

According to the Federal Government this is an unprecedented development and demonstrates the growing maturity and strength of Australia’s relationship with China.

The invitation follows the eighth round of the annual Australia-China Human Rights Dialogue held in October.

For the first time, a range of Australian non-government organisations met formally with the Chinese delegation, led by China’s Assistant Foreign Minister, Shen Guofang.

These NGOs included the Human Rights Council of Australia, the ACTU, the National Council for Human Rights Education, the Australian Council for International Development and the United Nations Association of Australia.

The Government says the meeting was fruitful for both sides and resulted in the invitation for the NGOs to visit China next year to build on this constructive start.

The Australian delegation was led by Dr Geoff Raby, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and included Senator Marise Payne, Mr Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, and officials from other relevant government departments and agencies.

The dialogue was established in 1997 to strengthen mutual understanding, discuss human rights issues and identify practical means of cooperation.



PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Advertisement

Virtual Congress - CPA Australia

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Four ways to build a meaningful partnership

Bruce Argyle

Thursday, 22nd October 2020 at 7:00 am

Remote human trafficking

Jessica Borten

Wednesday, 21st October 2020 at 6:04 pm

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×