On the Oslo Peace Days week 2020 NCHR contributed with several events, this one on 9th December: 'Who Counts? Poverty, Human Rights and Contentious Metrics'. With key-note speaker Philip Alston, former UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and nearly 200 participants from government, academics, different public organizations and civil society. See the event below.
As humanity reaches an historic urban tipping point, with over half the world’s population now living in cities, how can human rights contribute to making cities more liveable and how do cities, in turn, affect human rights?
A lively and crowded seminar recently hosted by the Research Group Human Rights and Sustainable Development at the NCHR, highlighted the specific historical and geographical context of the development of the international human rights movement, which gave it enduring characteristics still resonating today. Speaker: Louis Bickford, Memria.org and adjunct Professor, Columbia University.