The Center for Women’s Global Leadership hosted a daylong symposium to discuss human rights 20 years after the UN World Conference on Human Rights. The event sought to engage stakeholders on challenges and opportunities for the realization of human rights in the 21st century.
The aim of the symposium was to:
- Historicize the Vienna Conference and emphasize the substantive and institutional achievements of the conference.
- Highlight current challenges of the human rights framework.
- Discuss forward looking ideas for building global 21st century human rights mechanisms that effectively hold governments to account.
During the daylong event, participants had the opportunity to engage in rich discussions and explore global issues in women’s rights, poverty and inequality, and human rights, democracy, and the right to development.
Watch Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: 20 Years After Vienna
Women's Rights Panel
Poverty and Inequality Panel
Human Rights, Democracy and Right to Development Panel
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