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12 June 2023, 14:00-15:30
Register start 23 May 2023
Register end 13 June 2023

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75: Reimagining Protection for a World in Turmoil

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action which led to the creation of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The event, co-organized with Amnesty International, will explore how the international community can ensure that the UDHR continues to serve us for another 75 years. Accordingly, the panelists will discuss human rights gains over the 75 years since the adoption of the UDHR, challenges to the international normative framework on human rights, its gaps in addressing ongoing and future problems, and a way forward to ensure a better future. It is hoped that this event will contribute to global initiatives, including UN-led ones, around the UDHR’s anniversary and spark forward-looking discussions on what is required to ensure comprehensive and effective global human rights governance over the coming century.

Opening Remarks

  • Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director, Geneva Academy

Moderation

  • Ambassador Federico Villegas, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Panelists

  • Dr Agnes Callamard, Secretary General, Amnesty International
  • Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Chair, Coordination Committee of Special Procedures and Special Rapporteur on the
    Right to Health
  • Anna Annanon, Bad Student Group
  • Ghazali Ohorella, Indigenous Rights and International Relations Adviser of the Alifuru Council

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