Amnesty Thailand Members' Event #AGM24 Concluded with a Bang!

30 April 2024

Amnesty International Thailand

Amnesty International Thailand's 2024 Annual General Meeting (#AGM24) was a remarkable success, drawing over 90 members from Bangkok and other provinces to the Best Western Chatuchak Hotel's BARN meeting room on Saturday, April 27th. Participants joined both online and in person for a day packed with informative sessions and inspiring engagement.

The meeting kicked off with the adoption of the AGM 2023 report, focusing on "strategies to expand Amnesty's membership base". This was followed by a passionate call to action based on the 2023/24 Global Human Rights Situation report. Members then learned about the key points from the Amnesty Asia-Pacific conference and the Global Assembly (GA). Presentation of the 2023 performance report, including a detailed budget breakdown was delivered. Amnesty Group Members then shared their work plans for the coming year where staff and members participated in small group activities. The meeting concluded with the Member of the Year awards.



Small group activities:

Group 1: Global Assembly (GA). Thailand is set to host the GA 2024, and this session brainstormed ideas and recruited volunteers to ensure a successful event. Stay tuned for updates on how to get involved!

Group 2: Amnesty International Thailand’s Campaigns

Group 3: My Journey with Amnesty - Amnesty Club - Thammasat University

Group 4: My Journey with Amnesty - Sulaiporn Chonwilai from TAMTANG


Member of the Year awards:

1. Amnesty's Most Supportive Group (Thai Club): Amnesty Club - Khon Kaen University



2. Amnesty's Most Supportive Group (International Club): Amnesty Club - Ruamrudee International School
3. Write for Rights Volunteer: Amnesty Club - Phayao University
4. Member Who is Always with Amnesty: Thaksin Bamrungthai



Puttanee Kangkun, Chair of Amnesty International Thailand, emphasizes the importance of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for members across the country. The AGM serves as a platform for members to connect, participate in activities, and gain a deeper understanding of critical issues. It's also an opportunity to learn about Amnesty Thailand's annual work policies, budget allocation, strategic recommendations, past year's successes and challenges, and future plans.

"The core purpose of the AGM is to foster exchange," explains Puttanee. "We discuss Amnesty's past and future endeavors, identify human rights issues we can tackle together, explore ways to strengthen our organization and membership base, and ensure our work aligns with the current social and human rights landscape. Ultimately, we aim to build a united front to drive positive change in Thai human rights efforts."

Puttanee extends a warm invitation to those interested in human rights advocacy who may not yet be familiar with Amnesty International Thailand. She encourages them to join the organization and contribute to creating new knowledge and driving change on the global stage of human rights.


Missed the AGM? No worries! Meeting documents from #AGM24 are available here.