Advocacy, action and obligations: The UN’s work to promote human rights

Thu 18 Feb 2016
Time: 10:00 Location: NUPI Language: English Available seats: 28
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New seminar in the series "UN70: A new agenda seminar series". The discussion in this seminar aim to identify ideas and suggestions for the agenda of the next Secretary-General, who takes office on 1 January 2017.

This seminar is the second seminar out of three in the UN70: A new Agenda seminar series, which NUPI co-organises with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It focuses on human rights – one of the pillars on which the United Nations’ work is based – and explores the organisation’s work to promote human rights at country level and through its various mechanisms.

The discussions aim to identify ideas and suggestions for the agenda of the next Secretary-General, who takes office on 1 of January 2017.

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Program
10:00-10:15: Welcome and introductions
Eli Stamnes, Senior Research Fellow, NUPI.
Gjermund Sæther, Project Manager, UN70: A New Agenda, MFA.

10:15-10:35:
Key note from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva:
”The state of human rights and the work of the UN at country level"
Gianni Magazzeni, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

10:35-10:45:
Questions and answers between moderator and Magazzeni.
Njål Høstmælingen, Director, International Law and Policy Institute. 

10:45-11:30: Panel discussion.
The state of human rights today: Achievements and shortcomings.
Kirsten Sandberg, Professor of law, University of Oslo.
Rania Maktabi, Researcher, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo.
Petter F. Wille, Director, Norway's National Human Rights Institution.  
Beate Ekeløve-Slydal, Political Advisor, Amnesty International.

11:30-12:00:  Discussion.
Panellists and the audience.

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