Invitation to the Forum
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Invitation to the Forum
  • The World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) has been held annually in order to implement the vision of a human rights city as articulated in the Gwangju Declaration on Human Rights Cities, adopted in WHRCF 2011. The forum upholds and further develops the spirit of the May 18 Democratization Movement along with the value of the Asian Human Rights Charter declared in Gwangju in 1998.
  • The 7th WHRCF will be held in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, from 14 to 17 September in 2017, under the theme of Do we live in peace? We consider that Peace is a fundamental, crucial condition buttressing human rights and democracy, and a significant value to be implemented through human rights and democracy at this time of conflict heightened by domestic and international violence and rising income gaps. We are expecting participation of officials from human rights cities, human rights organizations including UN, experts, NGO and citizens in our endeavor of finding ways to live in peace.
  • WHRCF 2017 comprises sessions that will explore the means to proliferate participatory democracy and civil autonomy as a practical mechanism of human rights protection while discussing the cases of grass roots movements in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It will organize a human rights cities policy session specialized in Sweden, nine thematic sessions in gender, disability, migrants/refugees, village communities among others. The Asian Human Rights Cities session is ready for networking with Asian cities. We also organize a preparation session for the 20th anniversary of the Asia Human Rights Charter.
  • I hereby cordially invite you to participate in WHRCF 2017 and share your valuable experiences and expertise with us on peace in human rights cities while expanding networks with like-minded local government officials, experts and activists from around the world.
  • With best regards,
  • YOON Jang-hyun, Ph.D.
    Mayor

  • Period
  • 14-17 Sept. (Thu-Sun) 2017
  • Venue
  • Kimdaejung Convention Center
  • Theme
  • Do we live in peace?
  • Hosts
  • 광주광역시청
    광주광역시교육청
    공백
  • Organizers
  • 광주국제교류센터
    UCLG-CISDP
    공백
  • Cooperation host
  • 유엔인권최고대표사무소(OHCHR)
    한국인권재단
    인도네시아 개발을 위한 국제민간단체포럼(INFID)
    5·18기념재단
    광주광역시 광산구청
    전남대학교 5·18연구소
    전남대학교 공익인권법센터
    광주환경운동연합
    광주전남여성단체연합
    광주장애우권익문제연구소
    광주장애인차별철폐연대
    광주사회적경제지원네트워크
    광주사회적경제연대포럼
    광주광역시 사회적경제연합회
    한국노인의전화 광주지회 광주남구시니어클럽
    광주외국인노동자센터
    사단법인 이주가족복지회
    호남신학대학교 생명과공명기독교사역과교육연구소
    다누리콜 광주센터
    다문화평화교육연구소
    광주이주민건강인권센터
    사단법인 마을두레
    광주마을공동체네트워크
    광주인권마을회의
    고려대학교 인권센터
  • Sponsor Organization
  • 외교부
    법무부
    교육부
    국가인권위원회
    유네스코한국위원회
    APCIEU
    UNITED NATIONS
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