48th Session

Panel Discussion on Deepening Inequalities - …

28 September 2021

Loading...

Panel Discussion on Deepening Inequalities - 24th Meeting, 48th Regular Session Human Rights Council

Production Date: 
28 Sep 2021

Video Length

01:53:45

Asset Language: 
Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Original

Summary: 
Half-day panel discussion on deepening inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and their implications for the realization of human rights
Description: 
As States work to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic, this panel discussion will address inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic and their implications for the realization of human rights. This discussion aims to identify ways to alleviate inequality within and among States by sharing best practices, solutions to challenges and lessons learned, including in the context of integrated approaches to the promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – paying particular attention to Goal 10 on reducing inequality. The meeting will also address the role of greater international cooperation in further reducing inequalities within and among States. The objectives are: - To highlight and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the goal to reduce inequality, with a particular emphasis on the requirement of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health to eliminate vaccine inequality. Recognition that no one is safe until everyone is safe will also be looked at from a human rights perspective as will the necessity of vaccine equality in promoting and protecting all human rights; - To identify the role of the promotion and protection of human rights and technical cooperation in setting priorities and addressing gaps in the global vaccine roll out. The focus will be on the importance of the human rights approach in addition to the moral and ethical case; - To understand how to better use the United Nations human rights mechanisms to advance vaccine equality as a necessary step in the promotion and protection of all human rights and how to provide technical cooperation in this regard; - To address how the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the digital divide – using education to illustrate how the divide detrimentally affects the realisation of human rights – and to engage in a constructive dialogue among States and other stakeholders about sharing good practices and experience with regard to overcoming the digital divide and ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all; - To identify concrete steps for building back better, including by reversing the impact of austerity and economic inequalities and realising a human rights-based economy. - SPEAKERS: - Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights (Introduction) - Mr. Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate Economist from Columbia University - Ms. Gunilla von Hall, Moderator, Foreign Correspondent in Geneva for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet - Mr. Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007-10) and United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education - Ms. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health - Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda, Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and former Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights - European Union, Mr. Eamon Gilmore - EU Special Representative for Human Rights - Cameroon (on behalf of the Group of African States), Mr. Salomon Eheth - Finland (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Kirsti Kauppi - Bahrain (on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council), Mr. Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri - Mauritius (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Tejaswinee Burumdoyal - Ecuador (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Alejandro Dávalos Dávalos - Azerbaijan (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Mr. Seymur Mardaliyev - Egypt (on behalf of the Group of Arab States), Mr. Ahmed Moharam Ahmed Soliman - Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Mehdi Ali Abadi - China (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Chen Xu - Qatar, Mr. Ibrahim Al-Hashimi - Indonesia, Ms. Mia Padmasari - Penal Reform International (Joint Statement), Ms. Triona Lenihan - Associazione Comunita Papa Giovanni XXIII, Ms. Catherina Rosa Zazzini - Action Canada for Population and Development, Mr. Fernando D'Elio - Azerbaijan, Mr. Seymur Mardaliyev - Iraq, Ms. Zainab Hasan Khayoon Al Abtan - Bangladesh, Mr. Mustafizur Rahman - Mauritania, Mr. Saleck Hammah - Ecuador, Mr. Alejandro Dávalos Dávalos - Montenegro, Ms. Slavica Milačić - South Africa, Mr. Mxolisi Nkosi - Ghana, Mr. Ramses Joseph Cleland - Morocco, Mr. Mohamed Yassine Kabbaj - Saudi Arabia, Ms. Sarah Saad A. Alassaf - Malaysia, Ms. Rina Hanis Rodzli - Nepal, Mr. Uttam Kumar Shahi - Centre Europe - tiers monde, Mr. Murad Akincilar - Terre Des Hommes Federation Internationale (Joint Statement), Mr. Prathit Singh - World Vision International, Ms. Blessings Htoo - Ms. Gunilla von Hall, Moderator, Foreign Correspondent in Geneva for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (Final Remarks) - Mr. Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007-10) and United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education - Ms. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health - Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda, Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and former Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights - Mr. Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007-10) and United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education - Ms. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health - Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda, Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and former Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Related Sites and Documents:

Link to the panel concept note

Share