United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, France
Commission Nationale Franšaise pour l'UNESCO, France
World Forum on Human Rights
globalization and human rights
In-service training or
The main topics of the Forum are:
1. Terrorism and human rights;
2. Globalization and the struggle against all forms of discrimination and
3. Poverty as a violation of human rights.
HR incorporated in curriculum
Keynote speakers are:
Bertrand Ramcharan, Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights;
Alvaro Gil Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe; Robert Badinter, Senator and Former President of the French Constitutional
Paul Hoffman, International Executive Committee of Amnesty International; Pierre SanÚ, Assistant Director General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences;
Jean-Marc Ayrault, Mayor of Nantes and Member of Parliament and many others.
Accomodation and costs
All travel and living expenses will be covered by the participants.
Dedicated to the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against
Slavery and its Abolition and to the memory of Mr Sergio Vieira de Mello, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights killed in Baghdad on 19 August 2003.
The Forum will bring together on an equal footing all the actors involved in the promotion and protection of human rights. It will contribute to strengthen interaction between research and decision-making, with the aim to consolidate a global movement for human rights. By gathering all those who are working in research (universities and specialized centers), in policy-making (States and intergovernmental organizations), and in advocacy and action (non-governmental organizations and media), the Forum will offer a platform for joint action for the world of science and research and the world of policy and action. The Forum will contribute to generate ideas, exchange and advance knowledge and to use this knowledge to address challenges and threats to human rights in the 21st century.
Target audience: States, Intergovernmental organizations, National human rights institutions, Cities for human rights; Business; Civil society at large.
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