1 The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) invites civil society organisations (CSOs) to nominate suitable candidates for appointment as the Singapore Government Representative for Children’s Rights on the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). The term of office will be from April 2022 to April 2025.
2 The ACWC was inaugurated in 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam with Mr Koh Choon Hui as the Singapore Government Representative for Children's Rights. Mr Koh's term of office will end in April 2022 after having served 12 years. As a pioneer member, Mr Koh contributed significantly to the growth of the Commission. His views are well respected and his insights and contributions to the work of the Commission over the years are valued by members.
3 Nominees for the appointment as Singapore Government Representative for Children's Rights should meet the following selection criteria:
a. A Singapore citizen with good standing among children’s groups in Singapore;
b. Have experience in dealing with children-related issues and be able to take part in international discussions and debates and to objectively defend Singapore’s position and interests on such issues;
c. Understand the complex history of our region, the diversity of people, cultures and political systems in ASEAN and the realities that this diversity imposes on ASEAN in all fields.
4 Candidates should be nominated by an organisation whose work is relevant to the ACWC. As the ACWC is an inter-governmental body of ASEAN, its members are appointed by the respective governments of ASEAN Member States. The appointed government representative will therefore not be representing the nominating CSOs on ACWC.
5 Nomination forms are available for download on MSF website (www.msf.gov.sg) and should be submitted via email, post or hand-delivered to the Women’s Development and International Relations Division of the MSF by 12.00 noon on Monday 31 January 2022.