3rd ILGA-Asia Regional Conference: Chiang Mai, Thailand - 24 - 27 January 2008

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn to launch Yogyakarta Principles at 3rd ILGA Asia Conference

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn (Thailand) is UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and professor of Law at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He co-chaired the experts’ meeting which drafted The Yogyakarta Principles, a set of principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Principles affirm binding international legal standards with which all States must comply.

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn who will be launching the Yogyakarta Principles in the opening plenary of the conference.

ILGA and ILGA Asia would like to thank HIVOS, Novib Oxfam, the Open Society Institute and the Global Fund for Women for making this conference possible. ILGA would also like to thank Chiang Mai based LGBT groups, The Committee on Lesbigay Rights in Burma (CLRB) and M-Plus for organizing the conference on the ground. 

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Conference venue:

BP Chiang Mai City Hotel, 154
 Rachamanka Road, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200 Thailand

Contact numbers (66 53) 270710-6.
 Delegates will be billeted at the BP Chiang Mai City Hotel and at the
 Ping Buri Rooms and Suites,

49/7-8 Arak Road, A. Muang, Chiang Mai,
 50200 Thailand

Contact numbers (66 53) 814560-2 and (66 53)814590-1.

Conference fees

The conference registration fee covers the conference kits and materials, am/pm snacks and lunches, and opening night dinner. The rates are as follows:

- Developing Asian countries = US$ 50

- Developed Asian countries = US$ 100 (Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan)

- Non-Asian countries = US$ 200

- Locals (Thailand & Burma) = Bhat 1000

A 20 % discount will be given to full members of ILGA who have paid their membership dues as of 2006.


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ILGA Asia is the Asian Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). It gathers 66 organizations throughout the region working for human rights and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people.

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