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Amnesty International Thailand Annual General Meeting (AGM): Voice of Rights

Date: Saturday, 30th April 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM / 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM for Cocktail party at Rooftop

Location: The One Room (4th floor), Ibis Styles Bangkok Ratchada (MRT Huai Khwang Station, Exit 2) 


“The Annual General Meeting 2000 (AGM2022) has ended full of energy. Members joined our activities all day. We met and actively discussed our moves from day ‘til night!

For our activities last year, we continue to monitor the human rights situation in Thailand, advocate and promote rights and liberty, expand our network, and actively implement our human rights education program. This year, we are determined to realize our works with three thematic goals which include the push for changes in legal mechanisms and policies that restrict rights, the guarantee of safe space and human rights defenders’ empowerment, and the expansion of human rights recognition to the wider society. In addition, we initiate digital fundraising events to increase the mobility of our resources for human rights works. We also invite our members to join Amnesty Working Group to brainstorm ways forward such as the creation of the Youth Engagement Working Group to encourage youth perspectives provided for our works, the strategy to extend our networks at the regional level, and the review of membership fees.    

A number of our members exchange opinions regarding participation at the Global Assembly, particularly on the topic of Feminist leaders. We share our thoughts on gender diversity and gender equality in our movement including the anti-sexual harassment policy. Leading to the General Assembly in July, we will live-stream and collect opinions to prepare for this annual international discussion. There are emerging motions for instance on tax, inequality and human rights, and the right to enjoy peace. Participation at the Global Assembly is among the meaningful ways for the activist community in Thailand to shape the organization’s direction for the development of human rights promotion at the global level.

In the afternoon session, amidst the mobilization against the law that restricts the rights and liberty of civil society, we invited four speakers to talk about their mobilization experiences that inspire changes in Thai society. The first speaker, Thanakrit Tongfa, shines the light on the long march of the Lower Klity Creek Community to defend their rights to a safe and clean environment in the judicial process with the victory acknowledged throughout the country. The second speaker, Thanaporn Wichan, talks about the establishment of a labor network to realize labor rights in Thailand. Arthit Suriyawongkul, the third speaker, shares collaborative efforts to work against the introduction of an invasive policy to shut down everyone’s freedom of expression on the internet. The fourth speaker, Waaddao, brings up a series of creativity that has been successful to support Gender Equality campaigns in Thailand. We embraced not only powerful speech but also strong wills from the speakers and those human rights defenders who team up with them. It also reflects our need to fuel up even more energy to protect and expand civic space in society.

This year, Wasin Pongkao and Napath Narangsiya, our two board members have finished their terms. Both have tremendously contributed to the working direction of Amnesty Thailand and we wish to always have their support. The election took place also in the afternoon when our members actively presented themselves to cast the vote. At the end of the process, we welcomed, Teerapol Anmai and Pattaraporn Promkot (treasurer), as new members of the board who expressed commitments to continue the works of the board members for the achievement of Amnesty’s human rights promotion and protection mandate. We also appreciate our member’s candidacy for the board position and wish to work with everyone on rising occasions.

Lastly, we thank our members for their interest and attendance at AGM2022. We wish to receive your continued support and meet you again throughout the year, including for the next year’s AGM. We would love to hear your suggestions and feedback as well, please do not hesitate to share them with us!” 


With appreciation, 

 Thitirat Thipsamritkul 

Chairperson of Amnesty International Thailand




The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for members and activists to come together and inspire one another, to learn about each other’s efforts and campaigns, to share stories and experiences, and to listen and participate in our panels. We hope that when you leave AGM, you leave with new skills, inspiring stories, and a refreshed sense of hope and determination. 



Be Part of Our Future!

AGM is more than just a conference, it is also an opportunity to take part in decision-making at Amnesty International Thailand. As a dues-paying member, you can participate in our governance process by discussing and voting on resolutions and elections. All dues-paying members who attend can vote:

  • Individual – one vote per person with at lease 6 month membership status

Please note that in order to cast a vote in AGM Working Parties and Voting Plenary, you must be an active member of Amnesty International Thailand and has been a member for at least six months.






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