After a vivid debate, the Austrian National Parliament voted in favour of the agreement between the Republic of Austria and UNESCO to establish the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO.
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.
We are happy to announce that the new Annual Report 2019 of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC Graz) is now online!
Gerd Oberleitner, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security and professor at the Faculty of Law (Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, REWI) at the University of Graz, on the restrictions of human rights due to measures taken because of the coronavirus disease, the particular effect on vulnerable groups and the consequences for the human rights system.
Cities and local authorities are the linchpin when it comes to addressing global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change and conflict. Indeed, “[t]he sustainable development fight will be won or lost in our cities” – this was the sentiment of the 10th World Urban Forum which took place in the United Arab Emirates in February 2020.