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Resolutions - 85th Congress in Manila

The 85th PEN International Congress, Manila, Philippines 2019

Each year at the PEN International Congress, the PEN community passes resolutions on the most urgent developments concerning thematic and country situations in relation to freedom of expression and writers at risk. These resolutions form the basis of PEN’s policy positions on these issues and resolutions are used by our Centres around the world to advocate with their own governments to secure meaningful improvements for the situation of writers around the world.

Resolutions adopted by the Assembly of Delegates of PEN International, meeting at its 85th Congress in Manila, Philippines September 30 - October 4, 2019.

Resolution on the Belarusian Language

Resolution on the Threats to Democracy

Resolution on Threats to Freedom of Expression and Peace in South and East Asia

Resolution on Migration and Displaced Writers

Resolution on the State of Freedom of Expression in Crimea

Resolution on the US Prosecution of Julian Assange as an Attack on Freedom of Expression

Resolution on the Promotion of Language Justice and the Protection of the Cultural Integrity and Other Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines

Resolution on Iran

Resolution: The Democracy of the Imagination Manifesto