In its resolution 47/11, adopted in 2021, the Human Rights Council requested "the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to organize a series of regional seminars, one for each of the five geographical regions, before the fifty-third session of the Council, on the contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights."
15:00-15:45 The essential role of international cooperation for sustainable development in promoting and protecting human rights, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
The focus will be on the importance of a cooperative approach and collaboration with local, national and international partners and stakeholders in order to bring about sustainable improvements of life for people everywhere.
• Dr Princess Nothemba Simelela, Assistant Director-General, Special Advisor to the Director-General, Strategic Priorities
• Ms. Li Yuefen, Senior Adviser, South-South Cooperation and Development Finance, South Centre
• Ms. Virginia Maria Barchiesi, Member of the Youth Advisory Board to the OHCHR, Silatech and Education Above All joint project
"Working with and for youth in vulnerable situations including conflict, violence, and insecurity"
• Ms. Alena Douhan, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights
15:45-16:30 Interactive dialogue
16:30-17:15 The commitment to ending poverty in all its forms and dimensions This session will discuss the contribution of ending poverty in all its forms everywhere (SDG1) to the enjoyment of all human rights and in particular identify challenges, gaps,
good practices and experiences.
• Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
• Mr. Alain Meylan, participant in the research "Pauvreté-Identité-Société" and Ms. Marie-Rose Blunschi, member of the coordination team for Swiss ATD Quart Monde
• Ms. Adriana Quiñones, Director, UN Women Liaison Office, Geneva
Moderator: Mr. Christophe Golay, Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the Geneva
Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (TBC)
17:15-18:00 Interactive dialogue