The Academy and Conference series “Human Rights Go Local – What Works” is the flagship event of the UNESCO Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels and the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz.
The event series aims at demonstrating and synthesising innovative approaches and proven practices for protecting and promoting human rights at the local level, with the goal of making cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
How does it work? The Academy and Conference series comprises four steps: a publication series to kick off discussions, an Academy to bring together global expertise, a Conference to present results, and an Outcome Document to guide political decision-making. These steps help strengthen human rights at the local level.
Past Academy and Conference editions
Here you can find information on the past editions of the Academy and Conference, as well as all supporting documents:
- 2023 edition, 1-8 February 2023: Governing the City by Human Rights Objectives: Management Concepts and Instruments
- 2022 edition, 1-8 February 2022: From Intentions to Commitments: Towards the Effective and Sustainable Implementation of Human Rights
- 2021 edition, 1-9 February 2021: Building Bridges between Local Governments and the Scientific Community to Promote Human Rights