Paper presentation at the World Human Rights Cities Forum in Gwangju, South Korea

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The World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) marked its tenth anniversary from 7-10 October 2020. Held in Gwangju, South Korea, the WHRCF brought together actors from government, policy-making, academia and civil society under the theme “The Future of Human Rights Cities: Local Memories and Global Sharing”. Participants reflected the history of human rights, assessed the present and planned the future of human rights cities to enhance the sustainability of human rights cities.

Markus Möstl, senior legal researcher at the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO, contributed to the online Human Rights Paper Presentation Session and shared his thoughts on the integrated pursuit of human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level. His paper “Conceptualising human rights cities: Legal deliberations and practical proposals on the pursuit of human rights and the SDGs at the local level” will be published soon.

His presentation can be viewed below:

More information on the Forum can be found on the WHRCF website.

New in the foreign policy committee of the Austrian Federal Parliament: The Agreement between the Republic of Austria and UNESCO on the establishment of the International Human Rights Centre in Graz

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The Federal Parliament of Austria recently announced that the Agreement with the UNESCO on the establishment of the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels would be discussed in the meeting of the foreign policy committee on 30 June.

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