Academy and Conference series

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.

Diagram explaining the different steps of the Academy and Conference cycle, consisting of Research, Exchange, Outreach and Guidance with the goal of strengthening 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: