We, the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz, Austria, would like to officially inform you about our 2022 Academy and Conference, which we believe is of particular interest to you and the local authorities you work with:
Human Rights Go Local – What works?
“From Intentions to Commitments: Towards the Effective and Sustainable Implementation of Human Rights”
Taking place virtually from 1 to 8 February 2022
Cities and municipalities are the public authorities closest to their citizens. Therefore, it is crucial to foster and implement human rights at the local level to ensure that no one is left behind. What are concrete ways for local governments and stakeholders to strengthen their commitment to human rights?
This year’s participatory, multi-day Academy brings together human rights players and local authorities to discuss which frameworks, tools and best practices really help local authorities deepen their commitment to human rights. We seek to collect lessons learnt, stimulate developments that help respect, protect, and fulfil human rights, and will elaborate recommendations for local governments on how to realize human rights commitments. These elaborations will be presented to high-level stakeholders at the final Conference on 8 February 2022.
We especially encourage applications from human rights practitioners and local authorities from across the globe and invite stakeholders from cities or municipalities as well as intermediaries from civil society or academia to apply. We kindly ask you to share this invitation within your networks.
Applications are open until 30 November 2021. More information about the event is available at www.humanrightsgolocal.org/academy22 as well as in the attached documents. If you want to stay informed about new developments surrounding the programme, speakers, etc., please sign up for updates on the right hand side of the page.
We would be happy to welcome you online in February 2022!
Thank you for your cooperation and very best wishes,
International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO
UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security
Human Rights Go Local: What Works
Academy and Conference on Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels 2022
"From Intentions to Commitments: Towards the Effective and Sustainable Implementation of Human Rights"
1-8 February 2022
For more information please visit www.humanrightsgolocal.org/academy22