ASEAN urged to heed UN Sec-Gen call for ceasefire, ensure human rights amid COVID19

Call for ceasefire, ensure human rights amid COVID19
IID and other groups strongly urge the Member-States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to heed the call of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres for immediate global ceasefire in active armed conflicts in all parts of the world, in order to focus on the fight against the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
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Urgent appeal to all states to help Rohingya refugees amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the whole of humanity continue to scramble to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of Rohingya refugees are left stranded at sea in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, with some countries reportedly pushing the refugees away as governments continue to implement emergency restrictions on border controls and nationwide lockdown policies.

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Who we are

The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a regional advocacy institution doing policy, campaigns and solidarity work to advocate for people-to-people solidarity through its peacebuilding and thematic work in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.

Bangsamoro Members of the Parliament Study Exposure

Bangsamoro Members of the Parliament Study Exposure

Bangsamoro Members of the Parliament along with key leaders of civil society group conducted a Study exposure in Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany aimed to expose and enhance their understanding of the decentralized government system that may deemed applicable to...

Bangsamoro Learning Visit to Timor Leste

Bangsamoro Learning Visit to Timor Leste

Dubbed “FROM BULLETS TO BALLOTS”: Bangsamoro Learning Visit to Timor Leste on Political Party Transformation Towards Democratic Governance, Transitional Justice and Post Conflict Peace-building and Development Challenges”, key leaders from the Bangsamoro and...

What we do


peace process

Highlights various civil society engagement and advocacy initiatives on both formal and community-based peace processes happening in the Philippines as well those in the region through peacebuilding and conflict-transformation and people -to- people dialogue frameworks.

Right to self-determination and solidarity

Assertions of the fundamental right to self-determination have become more intense and popular as peoples in the region become more assertive and involved in various fora that openly talk about self-governance, autonomy, human rights, human security, and self-determination struggles. 

Knowledge Management

Focuses on communicating the issues and challenges of peacebuilding and conflict prevention, right to self determination, peace process engagement and human security work of IID.

institutional development

Ensures the operations of the institution function properly. It oversees Administration and Finance as well as the Human Resource Development needs of the organization.