Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Entwicklung und Humanitäre Hilfe
25. Juni 2013, 19.00 – 21.00 Uhr
This evening event aims specifically at shedding light on the role human rights and the human rights-based approach must play in the post-2015 debate and agreed upon agenda. Where do we currently stand in the process? How can human rights be better anchored in the post-2015 framework? What are the next steps and the challenges on the way forward?
PANEL DISCUSSIONTuesday, 25th of June 2013, 7 pm – 9 pm
C3 – Centre for International Development, Sensengasse 3, 1090 WienInvitation and background information on the speakers
2015 is the deadline for the international community to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A possible successor framework, referred to as the post-2015 agenda, is already being intensively discussed by international organisations, governments and civil society organisations. Despite having its merit in terms of measuring poverty reduction and other indicators, the MDGs were criticized from the beginning for their narrow technical focus. They largely excluded issues of environment, human rights, social mobilisation and peace. The decision by the international community to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the Rio+20 conference was a major step to correct the blind spot in the area of environmental sustainability. A similar effort to push the human rights agenda has not succeeded so far.
This event is part of the Vienna+20 action week: Twenty years after the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights and the adoption of the Vienna Declaration and Programme for Action, Civil Society networks from around the world are meeting in Vienna to discuss and to finalise a Civil Society Declaration to strengthen the human rights movement globally and to renew the pressure on all states to show progress in the fulfilment human right standards. The main conference adopting the CSO resolution will take place on 25th and 26th of June. For more information please visit: http://viennaplus20.wordpress.com/
The panel discussion will be held in EnglishPlease register by 21.6.2013 with firstname.lastname@example.org The discussion will be followed by a reception