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COVID-19: The human rights dimension

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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.

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How inclusive is your city? Toolkit and book launch at the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi

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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.

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Expanding our scope

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The local and regional implementation of human rights has been at the heart of the ETC’s agenda since its establishment in 1999. In 18 years of activity, the ETC has successfully positioned itself as a forerunner in the field, offering trainings and intensive research on the local, national and regional levels.

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