Human Rights Council

3rd Meeting, Social Forum 2021

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 xenophobia

--- 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 ---