Tuesday, 25th of June 2013, 7 pm – 9 pm

C3 – Centre for International Development, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Wien

Invitation and background information on the speakers


  • Katja Bratrschovsky –  Louis B. Sohn Fellow – Center for International Environmental Law (Washington D.C.)
  • Gerhard Doujak – Head of Department for Human Rights – Ministry of European and International Affairs (Vienna)
  • Nicholas Lusiani  –  Senior Researcher Center for Economic and Social Rights (New York)
  • Flavio Valente  –  Secretary General – FIAN International (Heidelberg)


  • Claudio Schuftan  – Freelance Consultant – People’s Health Movement (Ho Chi Minh City)

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:

The panel discussion will be held in English
Please register by 21.6.2013 with
The discussion will be followed by a reception