3rd Meeting, Social Forum 2021
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The 2021 Social Forum will be convened as humanity faces the profound, unprecedented and multiple crises from the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to pose a threat to the social and economic fabric of countries worldwide, in addition to the immediate health crisis.


--- COVID-19 and Groups in Focus:

-- Moderator: Ms. Fadzi Whande, Senior Diversity and
Inclusion Adviser, OHCHR

-- Ms. Bimala Rai Paudyal, Member, National Assembly,
Federal Parliament of Nepal - Gender equality, women's rights and empowerment –
The Experience of Nepal

-- Ms. Mikiko Otani, Chair of the Committee on the Rights of
the Child - Rights of the Child

-- Ms. Silvia Perel-Levin, Main representative to the UN
Geneva of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
and Chair of the Geneva NGO Committee on Ageing - The rights of older persons

-- Mr. Jarrod Clyne, Human Rights Advisor at International
Disability Alliance - Persons with disabilities and COVID-19

-- Ms. Dominique Day, Chairperson, Working Group of Experts
on People of African Descent - Disrupting systemic racism, discrimination and

--- Interactive dialogue ---

--- Music video on the rights of persons belonging to
minorities, performed by former OHCHR Minority Fellows ---

--- COVID-19, the Right to Development and Solidarity Rights:

-- Moderator: Dr. Maria Mercedes Rossi, Representative to
the United Nations, Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII

-- Dr. Saif Albadr, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health
of the Republic of Iraq - Health awareness on COVID-19 in the Middle East and
North Africa Region: Iraq as an example

-- Dr. Armando De Negri, Member, Expert Mechanism on the
Right to Development - The Right to Development in the fight against COVID-19

-- Mr. David Fernandez Puyana, Ambassador of the UN
University for Peace - The Right to Peace

-- Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator, Association of
Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad - COVID -19, Climate Change and
the Right to a Healthy Environment

--- Interactive dialogue ---