The next Fundamental Rights Forum will address local human rights innovation and trigger new commitments in Europe The Fundamental Rights Forum will bring together diverse voices and profiles to address the most pressing human rights challenges Europe is facing today. It will take place on October 11-12 in Vienna and online - with various physical seats for holding sessions across Europe.
The Forum will place a special focus on the role of local governments in advancing human rights across Europe. It will offer a platform to propose new local political commitments under a shared framework. Indeed, two co-presidents of the UCLG-CSIPDHR will participate in the Mayors' Session scheduled for October 11: Alderman Linda Voortman from Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Mayor Philippe Rio from Grigny (France). Deputy Mayor Andreas Wolter from Cologne (Germany) will also participate in this event and connect with the work led by the CEMR - European section of UCLG.
Our Committee will co-organize two sessions of the official program. We invite you to register to the Forum using the following link, then register to the sessions listed below:
« Implementing a rights-based approach in local policies »
This session will give voice to various member-local governments of the Committee to share their practical experiences in advancing human rights within their own local administration, including the mainstreaming of the rights-based approach. Practical examples will include the human rights city model of Barcelona, presented by a representative of the local Human Rights Resource Centre. The session will be open to questions by the audience.
This open session will take place on 12 October at 13:00 Central European Time. Register and participate in this session by registering to the Fundamental Rights Forum first.
« Towards a global agenda for human rights cities »
A representative from the OHCHR and a representative from the UCLG-CSIPDHR will present the human rights roadmap of the two organizations, aimed at supporting the role of local authorities in advancing human rights at the local and global levels. This roadmap includes the Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City update process and global human rights cities campaigning. The session will be open to questions by the audience.
This open session will take place on October 12 at 15:45 Central European Time. Register and participate in this session by registering to the Fundamental Rights Forum first.