Ahead of the World Human Rights Cities Forum 2021 (7-10th of October) we talked to Morten Kjaerum and Helena Olsson about their thoughts and hopes for the event.
I think the fact that this forum focuses on the local level, and on practical experiences from Mayors and others who work practically with human rights, will make it easy to follow the discussions even those who are new to these topics. At the same time, they will be able to listen to interesting experts from the UN, from academia – including RWI and from other stakeholders who join as moderats and panelists. There is a wide variety of topics that I think many can relate to. And it is free and easy to join – which is new since 2020. They can just browse the sessions in the programme on the WHRCF website and register to join any sessions they find interesting.