UN International Human Rights Day Commemoration
Panel Presentation hosted by the Office of the College Head, McLaughlin College, and Human Rights Watch (HRW)
This year’s theme is, “EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.”
This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to ‘Equality’ and Article 1 of the UDHR – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights. Equality is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and with the UN approach set out in the document Shared Framework on Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development.
This includes addressing and finding solutions for deep-rooted forms of discrimination that have affected the most vulnerable people in societies, including women and girls, indigenous peoples, people of African descent, LGBTI people, migrants and people with disabilities, among others. Equality, inclusion and non-discrimination, in other words – a human rights-based approach to development – is the best way to reduce inequalities and resume our path towards realizing the 2030 Agenda.
(United Nations, Human Rights Day, 10 December)
Moderator: Professor James C. Simeon
Panelists: Professor Simone Bohn, Kathryn Wyatt-Cottingham and The Honourable Russel W. ZinnRegister here!