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DTP awarded Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award

Congratulations to the Diplomacy Training Program and its alumni on being awarded the Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award by Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

The award, presented at the Annual Conference dinner in Sydney last night, recognises the extraordinary work of DTP in the 25 years since its establishment. 

“The Program was founded in 1989 by HE José Ramos-Horta, 1996 Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste with Emeritus Professor Garth Nettheim at the University of NSW,” ACFID Executive Director, Mr Purcell said.

“José Ramos-Horta was at the time Timorese Foreign Minister-in exile and identified the need for social activists in Indigenous Australia and the Asia-Pacific to better understand the UN human rights system and to develop their advocacy and campaigning skills,” he said.

“During the past 25 years, the Diplomacy Training Program has trained well over 2500 civil society activists in over 50 countries. Through their advocacy, these activists have had a profound and beneficial impact on the human rights of their fellow citizens."

“Many Program alumni have now become prominent in government, academia and in public life and continue their commitment to human rights."

Read more about the ACFID Annual Awards 2015 here.

DTP awarded Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award

DTP awarded Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award