UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Deliver Anna Lindh Lecture


Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been named the 13th annual Anna Lindh speaker. His speech, on November 27, is titled “Global Challenges to Human Rights Today”.

The lecture will be held on 27 November at 18:00 in the University Auditorium, Main University Building, Paradisgatan 2, Lund.

This is the 13th year in a row that the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Lund University, in cooperation with the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund and Lund University’s Association of Foreign Affairs, is organizing the lecture.

The Anna Lindh Lecture pays homage to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs who was assassinated in 2003.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has been the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights since 1 September 2014. He was previously Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, Ambassador to the United States of America and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, with the rank of Ambassador. In 2014, he was President of the UN Security Council. He played a central role in the establishment of the International Criminal Court and, in 2004, he was named Advisor to the Secretary General on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

He also chaired the Consultative Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and led an effort to establish greater strategic direction for the Fund. He recently pledged to be a Geneva Gender Champion, committing to advance gender equality in The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and in international fora. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Cambridge University (Christ’s College).

Where: University Auditorium, Main University Building, Paradisgatan 2, Lund.

When: 27 November at 18:00

The event is open to all, but seats are limited.

For press inquiries, please contact: Gabriel Stein

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