Municipalities: Engage in Guaranteeing Human Rights

Democracy and human rights are under pressure in many countries. Even in Sweden, we must do more to guarantee human rights to everyone and to not take democracy for granted. Today is the UN’s International Democracy Day. Therefore, today, we urge municipalities and regions to shift their local work to strengthen human rights, in Sweden…

Gwangju

Call for Papers: World Human Rights Cities Forum

Human Rights Cities and Sustainable Development: Historical Developments and Current Challenges in building Inclusive, Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Cities for the Future The City of Gwangju in South Korea is hosting the 10th World Human Rights Cities Forum in collaboration with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Raoul Wallenberg Institute and…

Gwangju

Call for Papers: The 9th World Human Right Cities Forum

Local Governments, Human Rights and Sustainable Development: Reimagining Human Rights Cities The City of Gwangju is hosting the 9th World Human Rights Cities Forum, 30th September – 3rd October 2019. Since it was first held in 2011, World Human Rights Cities Forum has solidified its place as an international forum to learn, share and maximize the…

local Human Rights

Human Rights Cities in Focus in Geneva

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is co-organising a side event at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council this Friday in Geneva. The event will evaluate the progress, opportunities and challenges for local promotion of human rights. Last year, the council adopted the Resolution on Local Government and Human Rights. Above all, it aims…